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What's the difference?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheLilRedhead, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. TheLilRedhead

    TheLilRedhead New Egg

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    What's the difference between a cock and a cockerel? Or is there a difference? Is cock a short of cockerel? First post, so I'm new to this. Thanks for your time [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Age is the difference. Cockerels are the 'teenagers' as are pullets - generally defined as less than a year old. Cocks and hens are birds in excess of one year in age.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly right. Boys & girls less than a year = Cockerels & Pullets. Boys & girls over a year old = Cocks/Roosters/Stags & Hens
     
  4. TheLilRedhead

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    Thank you! :)
     

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