Is it a rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pattiiz, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. pattiiz

    pattiiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm Pattii from Napa. 4 months ago I got 8 two day old chicks, we lost two to the sky falling and a hawk calling. The remaining 6 are a really fun addition to our family. 3 are Cochins, 2 are Plymouth rocks and 1 buff Orpington. We thought everyone was a hen until this morning when somebody did what sounded like a cross between a crow and a croak. How old are they when you can really tell the gender?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Around that age would be old enough to tell the gender. If you post pictures I would be happy to ID them for you. :welcome glad you joined.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, pattiiz, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us. Age of positive ID also kind of varies with breed - some show rooster characteristics early, others late. I think after you have a certain number of posts under your belt (10, I think) you can post pics. For more responses I suggest you post here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Best of luck and happy holidays, Patti!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. pattiiz

    pattiiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow , thanks for the welcome its pouring here but I will try to get a picture of fluffy to post. The tail is also different from the other 5 looks more like plumes growing than the squared off ones of the rest of the gang. He or she is a buff Cochin with the most beautiful golden iridescent feathers from her head to her shoulders.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] A crow and a croak? Probably a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  10. pattiiz

    pattiiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Cochin hen who's egg laying has recently dropped to a couple a week, has started trying to crow in the mornings! What's up with that? A gender confused hen? We know its her, I snuck out when the crowing started and she was the only one awake. Our other four chickens are all babies.
     

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