Hen or rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by needmoreeggs, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. needmoreeggs

    needmoreeggs In the Brooder

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    This buff cochin is 5 months old and has started crowing. Could she be a he?
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  2. I would say hen
     
  3. no hackle or saddle feathers, if a roo she should already have them
     
  4. there are occasions where in the absense of a roo a hen will start "cocking". this means she will strut, crow and mount the other hens but just not have sperm, she may also not lay if she is cocking, put her in a run next to the others when shes of laying age and if she is laying u will find eggs in there, and that will be your answer
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Can you get a better shot from the side and back in front of the tail. But actual crowing at five months is pretty much always a roo, it stands really upright like a roo, and is fairly well developed in the comb and wattles for a 5 month old cochin,
     

  6. I know but it has no roo feathers
     
  7. my profile pic is the same age, hes a friesian roo
     
  8. needmoreeggs

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  9. Now i have looked closer I can see saddle feathers coming through, def a rooster,
     

  10. needmoreeggs

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    OK...I deffinetly see the difference. Thanks so much, I guess she just likes to crow;)
     

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