Rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eclipse390, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Eclipse390

    Eclipse390 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was sold this guy as a cockerel, but he is SUPER timid, not crowing, will not even look at my hens. He is 15 weeks old, LF cochin




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  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster. Not all roosters/breeds are aggressive at 15 weeks or any age. His interest in hen will come as he gets older.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's just a baby [​IMG].

    With a production bred bird, at this age he'd be hitting maturity pretty good, probably crowing, trying to mate, etc. But Cochins are kind of like Great Danes, they're very slow to mature. He could easily be 8 months or so before he starts acting like a mature male.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    agreed
     
  5. Eclipse390

    Eclipse390 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well if he doesn't get his act together he's going to be fox food - because he's so petrified of my hens he refuses to go in the coop at night. Hope he catches on pretty soon!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Cockerel. Give him time. It's better to have a timid cockerel at this age, than an aggressive cockerel later on.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 2 would you rather he attack the hens like a psychopath and bloody them and you up? Lots of young cockerels get beat up by the hens but, when they mature the same hens are nuts about them. He is just a baby. Cochin roos are usually good ones - treat the ladies right and the humans as well.
     

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