hen or rooster?(PICTURES!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 77horses, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    we have a splash cochin 'rooster' who is about 3-5 months old. we are pretty sure he is a he, not a she. he hasn't crowed yet at all. here's some pics of 'him'.

    body picture:
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    head picture:

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    And here he is with the buff oprington pullets:

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    He is still pretty young, and hasn't crowed. The person we bought him from said she is pretty sure he's a male and is 3-5 months old, just like the buffs. Any thoughts???
     
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  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    sorry about the messy coop. [​IMG] we are still working on it! He looks like a male to me, but when I looked at female pictures of his breed, his tail seemed like a female's tail...? [​IMG]


    Here's a picture of a female:(from Google)

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    Doesn't her tail look similar??? But Foghorn's(our rooster) has pretty big wattles and a pretty big comb. But his tail just looks like a hen...like it's rounded and it doesn't go up and then curve down like I have seen many splash cochin rooster's tails....
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eastern, Kentucky
    Beautiful Roo
     
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    so he's absolutely a rooster? YAY! [​IMG] That's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure with all you experts. [​IMG]
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:Thanks! Yes, he's a pretty boy! Thanks to Melilem, who raised him and we bought him from her. [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope he turns out to be a good breeding rooster for the girls! [​IMG]
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I'm not a expert on cochins I have only every owned one. I had a beautiful black girl who was about a year old. I raised her from a chick and she didnt have that much of a comb at that age. Thats why I expect a roo.

    He is beautiful I love his color!
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately a cockerel.
     
  8. pasofinofarm

    pasofinofarm NONESUCH FARM CONROE TX

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    I vote cockerel... and a nice one too!
     

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