I think this is a hen right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Karahbell, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Karahbell

    Karahbell Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of our hens or we think she is, but the only reason I question her gender is because she is so huge and our rooster never mates with her. :/

    Do you know if this is a male or female, and I think "she" is a white Cochin?

    Thank you for your help!
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  2. birdonerous

    birdonerous Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks like a she to me, the small comb and body shape make me think of a hen.
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Looks like a cockerel, starting to see hackle and saddle feathers. Is it less than 20 weeks?
     
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  4. CluckGirl

    CluckGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like cockerel to me
     
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  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm seeing saddle feathers developing, which would mean a rooster. How old is it?
     
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    nice white cochin cockerel
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel. Cochins are slow to mature and don't get really huge combs, but you can see the hackle and saddle feathers and what looks like some red leakage on the wings.
     
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  8. Karahbell

    Karahbell Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL okay so she is a he.... He lol was hatched in April, so about 8 month now... almost 32 weeks old.

    This one doesn't even try to mate with the hens, but seems to shows aggression towards some of them.... Is that because the Maran is the head rooster?

    Thank you to everyone for your help with this thread as well! :)
     
  9. Karahbell

    Karahbell Out Of The Brooder

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    Would he be crowing by now though? He doesn't crow... :/ and at 32 weeks?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cochins are slow to mature and they're normally quite docile, they don't challenge more dominant roosters often. If your Marans is a more dominant bird, that can inhibit a younger roo from crowing for quite a while. I'd expect him to start in the spring, maybe crowing and trying to mate then.
     
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