Rooster??? Hen???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crazy pet mama, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Crazy pet mama

    Crazy pet mama In the Brooder

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    I have a 5 week Barred Cochin I’m not sure of. It’s definitely the top of the pecking order so far, and by far the largest. I’m just not sure if it’s a young rooster, or a more aggressive hen. It is the only Barred Cochin I have, so I don’t have anything to compare it too. Help?
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    He looks white and grey, rather than black and white. A lot of white barring means that the bird has two copies of the barring gene. Only males can carry two copies of the barring gene. Ergo, that is a male.

    The red wattles cinch it.

    Cute boy. Is he standard sized?
     
  3. Crazy pet mama

    Crazy pet mama In the Brooder

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    He is standard size. I was afraid it was a rooster, just hoping it wasn’t.
     
  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I'd love a standard cochin. (and someday, I will have a flock of blues) Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Cockerel.
     
  6. Crazy pet mama

    Crazy pet mama In the Brooder

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    Should I separate him from the others? I’m not going to keep him, not allowed in my area. Advice on how to sell/give him to a good owner? I’m totally new to the chicken world.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Cockerel - sorry
     
  8. Gray Farms

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    cockerel
     
  9. MissMaple

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    There may be a large farm near you that wouldn't mind another roo. You can check on the Find Your State thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/find-your-states-thread.270925/
     
  10. MissMaple

    MissMaple Songster

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    Click on the thread for your state and post there.
     

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