What breed of Cochin is my roo?

Tonyroo

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Thank you, i know Jessie (cochin) keeps biting the back of it's neck, trying to do his thing, and it squalls and runs trying to get away from him. So i figured at least one of them was a hen. I'm getting ready to move Jessie to the big coop, with the bigger girls, cause they're already laying and i read it's better on the girls to use a smaller, lighter weight rooster to breed, but i'm just not sure if they'll hurt him because he's smaller, any thoughts?
Generally it's a risk mixing chicken sizes in a group, the smaller ones alway get injured really bad or be killed by the bigger ones.

You would need to monitor the group consistently everyday. To know for sure that it's safe for the smaller one to be with them.

Or just leave him with his group.
 

Tonya Hamlet

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Generally it's a risk mixing chicken sizes in a group, the smaller ones alway get injured really bad or be killed by the bigger ones.

You would need to monitor the group consistently everyday. To know for sure that it's safe for the smaller one to be with them.

Or just leave him with his group.
ok, thank you so much for all your help. Every body is so nice and willing to help others figure stuff out, i'm glad i joined, love'n it
 

Fluffy Lambs

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I don't have a cochin rooster, but I do have a hen and she is the same size as my silkies, but I'm still not much help there.

But I think your two silkies are both pullets.😊
 

MysteryChicken

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Thank you, i know Jessie (cochin) keeps biting the back of it's neck, trying to do his thing, and it squalls and runs trying to get away from him. So i figured at least one of them was a hen. I'm getting ready to move Jessie to the big coop, with the bigger girls, cause they're already laying and i read it's better on the girls to use a smaller, lighter weight rooster to breed, but i'm just not sure if they'll hurt him because he's smaller, any thoughts?
Rooster size hasn't really been a problem for me. If I were to breed a Malay to a small hen, I would have to use AI, though, since a Malay rooster can get to 15lbs once mature.

A Cochin Bantam is plenty small, for a small silkie.
 

MysteryChicken

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Generally it's a risk mixing chicken sizes in a group, the smaller ones alway get injured really bad or be killed by the bigger ones.

You would need to monitor the group consistently everyday. To know for sure that it's safe for the smaller one to be with them.

Or just leave him with his group.
I had an 8lb Buff Orpington rooster breed with a Mille Fleur D'uccle hen many years ago. She's fine, & now elderly at the age of 6.

You can have LF breed with Bantams, if the rooster you have is gentle.
 

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