Hen or Roo...? All Cochins

Livlif2itsfulest

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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Hi there.... I have posted on here before and did not get very many answers but I am hoping this is an easier questions hehe.

I have 4 hens that I got about a month ago... They are about 11-12 weeks old now and well one looks like it is growing up to be a roo. I dont know for sure because I am really new at this chicken stuff. I want to make sure I know because I have 4 small bantams in the coop (same age) with him/her and I would hate for him to crush one of them (as I have heard stories of) while doing his thing. :dizzy: Please let me know what you think and thanks ahead for you opinion!

If he/she is a roo what would you recommend doing if you were in my spot... thanks!

Jess

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sewandgrow

Sewandgrow
9 Years
Sep 7, 2010
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Turlock California
I agree it looks like a rooster ................ I have never raised Cochins though. The others are not developing combs like that one though. I always find someone to give my extras away to. Maybe you can ask the place you got them from.
 

Livlif2itsfulest

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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Ashland
Aw thanks for the reply... I emailed the farm yesterday to see what he recommends and if I can grab another same age hen from him... ugh uh oh I just want the little ones to be hurt when he starts his duties!
 

pbjmaker

Crowing
11 Years
May 9, 2008
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I have a full size maran roo with my little banty serama hen and 3 frizzled banty cochins. He has never hurt any of them.

He does look rooish but not totally, hopefully you have an early blooming pullet.
 

Livlif2itsfulest

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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Ashland
Great... That is good to know I was just so worried about how big cochins get and how small bantams are. I can live through the crowing really it is ok... but I would hate to loose hens because if him... he has a really sweet nature to him! (or her)
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Another question... when would he crow than and start mounting? (if that is what it is called in chicken lingo, sorry new to vocab here)
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Livlif2itsfulest

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 4, 2010
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Ashland
Huh interesting... I got them from fancy feather farms and I was under the impression they were just Cochins but interesting... hmm... thanks for the opinions they are a lot of help
 

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