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Alfie92 02-24-2013 02:00 PM

Jonny the cockerel
Hi all, thought id upload a pic of our new cockerel we had today. Hes fitting in well already!!

Left Hand Percherons 02-24-2013 02:07 PM

He's going to be stunning. Why must the rooster be the lookers? What is he? Barred Cochin?

Alfie92 02-24-2013 02:44 PM

Thank you!! I know they all look so beautiful! yeah he's a Barred cochin

Left Hand Percherons 02-24-2013 03:16 PM

It's fun to have a variety and lesser known chickens in the mix. I'm getting silver laced Cochin chicks next month. Can't wait for them to grow up.

Alfie92 02-24-2013 04:03 PM

The silver laced are lovely looking!
How old would you say my barred cochin is? had him to day and not sure how old he is, I know he's pretty young. Was wondering if hel grow anymore? We haven't had chickens for that long so still learning.

Left Hand Percherons 02-24-2013 04:52 PM

His comb and wattles look like they're full grown and deep red like he's somewhere between 6-9 months. His tail feathers still have some growing to do so he's not full grown. Hard to tell. Is he small like a bantam? Bantam cocks will weight about 900g when mature. A standard Cochin will weigh close to 5K. That's probably the easiest way to figure out how old he is (as long as he isn't a runt)

Alfie92 02-25-2013 02:42 AM

Yeh he does look pretty small like a bantam but i would say he is a little bigger than one.
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