Need help identifying

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Juliesayshello, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Juliesayshello

    Juliesayshello Just Hatched

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    I bought this chicken at a trade day and told it was a female Cochin. I'm super new at having chickens and have only dealt with silkies in the past. He/she has never crowed until I brought home a new rooster. I've since gotten rid of the rooster and haven't heard any Crowing. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. psychochickn

    psychochickn Just Hatched

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    Looks like a hen to us. We have a hen that crows sometimes... weird.
     
  3. Juliesayshello

    Juliesayshello Just Hatched

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    is it normal for a Cochin hen to be dominant? She definitely rules the roost and I've seen her mating with another hen. I know that they will do that sometimes for dominance too tho.
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, looks like a hen to me...small comb and wattles, but red; she should be either laying, or getting close to it. No significant rooster traits; small tail and no saddle feathers... She's a pretty little hen :)
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    My bantam Cochin is THE boss mom, nobody messes with her. They can definitely be the top hen, which is probably why she tried to "crow" with the new addition.
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see saddle feathers. How old is the bird. I vote cockerel.
     
  7. psychochickn

    psychochickn Just Hatched

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    Good point on the saddle feathers, I didn't notice those before.[​IMG]
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol I couldn't see those without enlarging the picture; white on white giving me trouble!

    It could be a cockerel then; I second that, need to know age now :D
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure I'm seeing saddle feathers also. White birds are so stinkin' hard to photograph. If we can get a better pic of the tail area, we can confirm. But I'm 80% sure that's a cockerel.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm seeing male saddle feathers too.
     

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