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Silver Laced Cochin Roo or Hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Vangeek, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Vangeek

    Vangeek New Egg

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    Hi I am a new member to this site. I have had chickens for the last 2 years, usually buying pullets but last August I had a broody hen and decided to try hatching my own chicks. My lovely hen managed to hatch 2 sweet baby silver laced Cochins who we have always thought were female. They are now 6 months old and one has started being a little bit dominant to all my other hens pecking at the back of their necks, and today I came out to find it was trying mount one of my other chickens! It has never crowed but I am starting to think that maybe it could be a roo? Can anybody advise?

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  2. FreeRangeSpirit

    FreeRangeSpirit Out Of The Brooder

    Yep, that looks like a rooster. I have had cochin roosters and they never crowed and were very quiet. A hen will never mount another one. Sorry about the disappointment. :)
     
  3. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No doubt, Rooster
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, no doubt a roo.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, some hens will mount other hens in a dominance thing, but usually not a young hen of this age.

    That tidbit aside, this bird is all male. Cochins are slower to develop, they can take a good year to mature.
     
  7. johnnyj216

    johnnyj216 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well....here are a few pics of 2 of our new what we first thought were supposed to be Silver Laced Wyandotte but come to find out they are Silver Laced Cochins.
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  8. Avianman

    Avianman Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks incredibly dark for a true silver laced Cochin. Beautiful chick though ,
     
  9. johnnyj216

    johnnyj216 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are at 6 weeks old. The first set of pics are of them at 3 days old.
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  10. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is no doubt a rooster. My bantam hen barely has a comb and it's very pink. The large, deep red comb and wattles, as well as the yellow feathers signal a roo. A hen would have much more lacing than that.
     

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