What do you call a cockerel???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smileysal, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so, bit of a language difference, in the UK we call girls up to a year old pullets, then hens after a year and boys are cockerels up to a year then cocks, but you call the boys roosters so what do you call a young rooster, the equivalent to our cockerel, or is it still just a rooster???[​IMG]
     
  2. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the exact same here, as you mentioned... Just that a cock is also called a rooster, or roo for short, because of social limitations do to the connotations of the word "cock".
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cockerel up to a year old, then a rooster. I've also heard them referred to as cocks.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep. Cockerels are under 1 yr, Cocks are over. Pullets are under 1 yr, Hens are over. People around here commonly just call em all "roosters and hens" though because it is usually people who show birds that call them by their 'proper' term.
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    We call 'em stags
     
  6. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egg layer and alarm clock is what we call them in the states....
     

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