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5 months old. I am pretty sure a cockerel. He's a cochin bantam (I think). What would you call his color pattern?


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Married to an Air Force Captain, living on 50 acres, 5 stocked ponds ( I love my koi and catfish ), 5 horses, 2 kids. ( my dogs), 5 sheep, 4 goats, 1 longhorn, 5 cats. 2 parrots. And I'm very excited to have chickens again ( after 6 years)!
EE's, Tetras, Bantams, Cochin Bantams, Rhode Island reds, buff orpingtons, guineas, and hopefully a lot more!
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post #2 of 7

Looks like a cockerel to me.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #3 of 7

Do you mean 5 weeks old...not 5 months old?

 

Your photo isn't the best...it is easier to tell when the bird is not being held and has a full body profile, then a head comb shot....but, yes, that looks to be bantam Cochin...not sure what to call the color pattern....looks cream/white....could be a splash of some sort...not dark enough for Buff....it may change yet in coloring...so wait it out before calling.

 

Yes, if 5 weeks old, that may be a rooster. Bantam Cochin roo's get outrageous combs by 3 to 4 months of age. I'd still wait it out on that one too, but I suspicion roo.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post
 

Do you mean 5 weeks old...not 5 months old?

 

Your photo isn't the best...it is easier to tell when the bird is not being held and has a full body profile, then a head comb shot....but, yes, that looks to be bantam Cochin...not sure what to call the color pattern....looks cream/white....could be a splash of some sort...not dark enough for Buff....it may change yet in coloring...so wait it out before calling.

 

Yes, if 5 weeks old, that may be a rooster. Bantam Cochin roo's get outrageous combs by 3 to 4 months of age. I'd still wait it out on that one too, but I suspicion roo.

 

LofMc

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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post
 

Do you mean 5 weeks old...not 5 months old?

 

Your photo isn't the best...it is easier to tell when the bird is not being held and has a full body profile, then a head comb shot....but, yes, that looks to be bantam Cochin...not sure what to call the color pattern....looks cream/white....could be a splash of some sort...not dark enough for Buff....it may change yet in coloring...so wait it out before calling.

 

Yes, if 5 weeks old, that may be a rooster. Bantam Cochin roo's get outrageous combs by 3 to 4 months of age. I'd still wait it out on that one too, but I suspicion roo.

 

LofMc


I agree.

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I also agree.

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post #7 of 7

If that's five months.. that's a hen.  My bantams started crowing crazy early.. at about 5 weeks old. 

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