What gender? Polish and Frizzle Cochin.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JeepersCreepers, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. JeepersCreepers

    JeepersCreepers Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell yet if these are hens or roos? I think these are a little more clear than the others I posted before. Do I need to wait more for the crest on the Polish?

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  2. SilkieQuack

    SilkieQuack Out Of The Brooder

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    It depends on what you want. If you want crowing, slight aggressiveness and a chicken to watch over your flock a rooster is right for you. If you want lots of eggs and a gentle nature, or possibly a broody mother get hens and no roosters at all. Also roosters tend to fight smaller chickens.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

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    The only cockerel I see is the first frizzle Cochin.
     
  4. JeepersCreepers

    JeepersCreepers Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the one I was thinking since-his comb has already started-the best I can tell with the feathers on the wings too -is they look pretty even :(
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    If you can keep a rooster I would definitely keep him, Cochins are very docile (and adorable!).
     
  6. JeepersCreepers

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    If he is too loud, I can't. They are allowed in the county. but I have 1 neighbor who might mind . I don't want to cause any ill feelings. I prefer to live peaceably with people too! I would love to keep a roo though. I think they help keep the hens in line sometimes! [​IMG]
     

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