This bird really has me confused!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RaeC, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. RaeC

    RaeC Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys! Yesterday I acquired two splash standard cochins who I *thought* were both hens. But this one is confusing me. [​IMG] It has the stance of a roo, and pointy/shiny saddle feathers. But tiny comb & wattles, and no spurs to speak of. And it talks like a hen! I just don't get it. lol

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    With the hen on the right:
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    What do you think? I'm stumped. [​IMG]
     
  2. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I will say that it is beautiful! How old is it? Maybe an immature roo? I don't have much experience with the standard cochins. Maybe someone with more hands on the breed will come along.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Beautiful boy! Looks like a roo to me!
     
  4. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks kinda rooish to me, by the way he stands and his comb. Could you get a picture that has his tail showing good?
     
  5. RaeC

    RaeC Out Of The Brooder

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    *groan* I reeeeeeaaaally don't need another rooster! [​IMG] lol There actually is no tail, just a bare butt. The hen was plucking his feathers when they were caged before I got them. [​IMG]
     
  6. RaeC

    RaeC Out Of The Brooder

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    Sooo...anybody need a nice, young splash standard cochin roo? [​IMG] lol
     
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you?
     
  8. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience cochins are slow to develop. I bought a bantam "pullet" that was shown as such by an experienced breeder and had "her" for a few months before finding out she was really a he. Once in a while, even with experience you get tricked.
     
  9. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Looks like a young roo- you might hold on to him until he matures a bit-he has potentail to be nice. Most Asiatics are slow to develope, so culling too soon is something you want to avoid.
     
  10. RaeC

    RaeC Out Of The Brooder

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    Peeps-I'm in Arkansas.

    Well, I already have four roos, don't really need a fifth. [​IMG] And, actually, the day I picked up this guy, I was trying to sell two other roosters! Go figure! [​IMG]
     

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