Roo or Hen? 4 month old Cochin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilyegg, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. lilyegg

    lilyegg Just Hatched

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    I've had this (presumed) hen since she was two days old (Apr. 18, 2016) We have two polish laced Roos in our coop from our straight run package who just began crowing, and I'm wondering if this Cochin is just a big, assertive hen or a roo. Has not crowed, but does occasionally peck the Roos. She has always been the "leader" or sorts, all her fellow hens would take shelter under her wings when they were chicks and follow her around. So, roo or hen?
     
  2. just13nat

    just13nat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, that's about what my buff Cochin cockerel looked like at 12 weeks as well, versus the blue Cochin pullet still had very little comb/wattle development and they were pink tinted. Our roo crows, but not much and has a very deep voice.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me. At 4 months I would think the comb would be much larger for a cockerel
     
  4. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at four months, that comb and wattle is too big and red for a pullet. I raise cochins, and the comb and wattles dont turn red until they start laying. And they're never that big until they're about a year old.
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Just turned 4 months, large fowl Cochin---that's a cockerel. They're slow to mature, so he may not crow for a few more months as he continues to grow.
     

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