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TOPIC: Cocks or Cockerels?

Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8242

Mine aren't cocks after twleve months mine are cocks after first molt
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8244


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Well if you dont put a male thats over 12 months in a cock class you are cheating.. Also you can hatch a cockerel early and he will end up doing a early molt so will that make him a cock? No the age makes the bird what it is.
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8245


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I have 13 month old males with their cockerel tails still. No early molt .
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8246


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If you are cheating by putting a 13 month old bird in a cockerel class, would it be considered cheating to put a 11 month old bird in a cock class?
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8247


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I'm not showing a male in a cock class with his cockerel tail I don't care how old he is. Plus look at his spurs at 12 months are they cock spurs?
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8248


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My birds have just as good of bodies at 8 months as they do 12 months.
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8249


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Jason I agree with you on the tail feathers.

How does a Judge determine a 13 month old bird from a 11 and a half month old?
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8250


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Exactly scratch. Very good point
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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8252


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Jason and Ernie

For the most part, judges depend on the exhibitor to determine the age of the birds. The RULES stated that the change from cockerel to cock, and pullet to hen is on the first hatchday of the bird. The exhibitor should be honest enough to correctly age their birds. If you enter a bird at a sanctioned show, and lie about the age, you are cheating.

Even if you do not agree with the rule on aging, you should honor it if you are going to show. If everyone made up their own rules, what kind on hobby would we have?

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Re: Cocks or Cockerels? 4 years 8 months ago #8253


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Thank you Mr cryar for letting us know that.
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