This is a cockerel too.that is so true, i may do that tomorrow, thankfully the feed store is only down the road from me. This is the partridge that i am keeping. i am guessing he's a he because he crowed a few times. not a very strong one yet but im sure he'll get there. Im also keeping a standard white cochin for my other 6 hens and 6 pullets. I have them seperated right now because the rooster is starting to get a little rambunctious and the pullets are not having any of it.They are all about 5 months old now except my hens. they are a year and a half. I have 3 rir, 3 barred rocks. 2 barnvelders, 2 glw, 1 white cochin and 1 brown leghorn. they are so fun to watch. I also have 2 baby ee's about 2 weeks old that the rir is being a momma to. she went broody, i wasn't expecting that.