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Originally Posted by chockenmama View Post

Hi i have two bantam pullets (i hope) any idea of breed?

 

Both look to be Bantam Cochins....but not splash.  Bottom looks to be a mottled pullet.  Top...possibly mottled or maybe will develop into some other color combination; however, if these are both the same age at around 3 to 4 months, the top is definitely a rooster. The bottom is questionable too but I think still a pullet.

 

Bantam Cochin pullets do not develop much comb until point of lay. Bantam Cochin roosters, however, develop large red combs early....by 3 months of age.

 

You can see my mottled Cochin hens (one black mottled, the other almost a mille fleur) here, at around 3 months of age:

 

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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post #12 of 15
Welsummer pullet. You will get brown eggs soon!
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post

Both look to be Bantam Cochins....but not splash.  Bottom looks to be a mottled pullet.  Top...possibly mottled or maybe will develop into some other color combination; however, if these are both the same age at around 3 to 4 months, the top is definitely a rooster. The bottom is questionable too but I think still a pullet.

Bantam Cochin pullets do not develop much comb until point of lay. Bantam Cochin roosters, however, develop large red combs early....by 3 months of age.

You can see my mottled Cochin hens (one black mottled, the other almost a mille fleur) here, at around 3 months of age:




post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by chockenmama View Post

Oh they both have quite a comb but the darker one is definitely more dominant oh deat i dont know what im going to do with roosters
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