Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CCCluck, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. CCCluck

    CCCluck Hatching

    Aug 19, 2013
    Hi Guys, I'm new to keeping hens! (only got them yesterday)
    A friend of mine was looking to rehome her hens at the same time I was looking to get some.

    All 4 are bantams 2 just over a year old (Brown speckly ones) and 2 (lavender) are 3-4 months old. I am however convinced one of the small lavender ones is a cockerel.
    I took him anyway as there were 2 other cockerels (much larger ones) in the group she had and this little one is very scared. He is injured seems to be missing a wing! but also looks like its a relatively old injury. The brown hens bully the smaller ones (I assume this is normal until they re-establish the "pecking" order.

    The lavender potential "boy" is very timid. Scared of the brown hens, doesn't crow and is about the same size as the other lavender! Is it still possible it a boy? I was told he's a cockerel if he has a red comb and wattle. But the brown hens have these too his however are slightly brighter in colour!

    Can anyone help? or give me any advise?

  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    you have two pretty mille flur cochin hens and a blue cochin hen and a lavender cochin rooster
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  3. CCCluck

    CCCluck Hatching

    Aug 19, 2013
    thank you. Its such a shame, i really like him but i cant keep roosters! I will have to rehome him :( but will try to nurse him back to health first!!

    I worry that the lavender hen will be lost without him though as they are always together. I will try to replace him with another small hen!
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree with Ramirezframing; you have three hens and a rooster.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Three sweet hens, and one pretty rooster. I"m sorry that you have to rehome him.

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