Hen or Roo help!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VivereIam, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. VivereIam

    VivereIam Out Of The Brooder

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    So I've been raising a flock of what I thought to be all hens for 6 months, and now I'm starting to have doubts about my White Cochin. He/she is a lot bigger than the rest of my hens (I understand they're all different breeds but he/she is pretty massive), has started crowing in the mornings to my neighbors and my dismay, and when we checked its legs for spurs, it had nubs where I assume that they are growing in. Also, I realized that its comb came in a lot larger and faster than the others when it was a baby. So tell me, is it a hen with a gender crisis, or do I have a boy on my hands??

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd say boy. Cochins are often slower to show their gender in a mixed flock with a single cochin but crowing at that age is a sure sign.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed. If it's crowing at that age, it's a rooster. Sometimes a hen will crow, but it's almost always a hen that's more than 2 years old and has taken over the role of the rooster in a roosterless flock.
     
  4. jijab

    jijab Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster for sure. You can tell by the tail feathers and saddle feathers
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Beautiful young rooster. If I didn't live in Mud Central, I'd have a whole yard of large Cochins [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster.
     

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