If it crows....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Taebird, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Taebird

    Taebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first small flock of chicks (almost 2 months old). We've heard some suspicious crow-like sounds coming from them over the past week, and caught my favorite (sweetest and most gentle) cochin in the act of an "ir- ir- ir!" this morning. Is there ANY way it could still be a hen, or is it most certainly a rooster?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Dollars will get ya doughnuts it's a rooster. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. Taebird

    Taebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, man! Well... thanks nevertheless for your answer! Perhaps I can introduce another cochin or two with relative ease, because they are still fairly young....
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Wait until you are sure before relocating this bird. If he is indeed a rooster secondary sex characteristics should also be appearing: larger comb, pointy saddle and hackle feathers, longer flowing tail.
     
  5. Taebird

    Taebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had noticed it has a very pronounced comb, and "poofier" tail, but my other chickens are different breeds, and I wasn't sure if those could be breed characteristics... perhaps just my wishful thinking. I will hang onto him until he absolutely HAS to leave!
     
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  6. sniemeyer

    sniemeyer Out Of The Brooder

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    I know exactly how you feel, I've been living in denial for the past 6 months about my rooster... It's almost time to give him up. They seem to be more social and easy-going.
     
  7. motherx3

    motherx3 Out Of The Brooder

    I have a rooster in with my hens, keeps prey down, also seems to keep squabbling down. I pull eggs every day and no difference in taste.
    Why not keep him
     
  8. Taebird

    Taebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately I live in a subdivision, and worry about neighbor complaints... here's a picture of my little sweetie...
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  9. leenie

    leenie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster, sorry.
     
  10. Taebird

    Taebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bugger... Ah, well... guess we'll be trying to find a new 'ODB' for the Wu Tang Chix. ;) Thanks for all the input!
     

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