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This little frizzle cochin got a tiny comb and little wattles about 3 weeks ago. But it's not as large as it could be. Please tell me it's a hen?! The color is pretty true.

 

Then there's this other little cochin (bottom right) - her comb and tiny wattles are pink, but these two have more pronounced features than any of my other chickens.

 

What do you think, please?

2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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I'm sorry but I have two girls who are 12 weeks old today and they still have next to no comb (which has only a slight blush of pink), and no wattles.  You are lucky they aren't crowing yet - my boys started crowing between 6 and 8 weeks old!

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Here are my girls for comparison.  I got a nice picture of them yesterday.  They were the only 2 girls out of 8 chicks and ALL of the frizzles we hatched were boys. 

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This little frizzle cochin got a tiny comb and little wattles about 3 weeks ago. But it's not as large as it could be. Please tell me it's a hen?! The color is pretty true.

 

Then there's this other little cochin (bottom right) - her comb and tiny wattles are pink, but these two have more pronounced features than any of my other chickens.

 

What do you think, please?

The red Frizzle and the Mottled are both cockerels.

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sorry they are cockerels but the frizzle is really pretty

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Thanks all - I am so sorry to hear that y'all think they are both cockerels. The red one was killed this weekend by a stray dog that got onto my property and through 2 fences, but I continue to hope with the cochin (who hid in the coop and escaped the slaughter).

 

No crowing, just started clucking. Last week he/she was peeping. JaeG, I appreciate the pic of your girls for comparison. I too had a white frizzle cochin with no comb at all, same age, she got killed too. This is my only bantam left. Maybe he'll be a quiet rooster?

 

Again, thanks for taking the time to reply!

2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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Thanks all - I am so sorry to hear that y'all think they are both cockerels. The red one was killed this weekend by a stray dog that got onto my property and through 2 fences, but I continue to hope with the cochin (who hid in the coop and escaped the slaughter).

 

No crowing, just started clucking. Last week he/she was peeping. JaeG, I appreciate the pic of your girls for comparison. I too had a white frizzle cochin with no comb at all, same age, she got killed too. This is my only bantam left. Maybe he'll be a quiet rooster?

 

Again, thanks for taking the time to reply!

  Oh, I'm so sorry.  That's awful!  Poor you. 

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Thanks, JaeG - it seriously sucked. But yesterday was a banner day, I got 4 bantam chicks and 2 turkey poults and everyone is happily growing up in my newly extended coop as of this morning. They are all sexed pullets, so I shouldn't have to ask the question again. Breeder will take them back if he wasn't right :-)

 

And all is secure now - no way in for bad dogs. Learned the hard way - NEVER use poultry netting. Everything is hardware cloth now.

2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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