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UPDATE!!! Partridge Cochin...He or She?? (Pics included)

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UPDATED POST: Hi again this is Keely is about 4 1/2 weeks old Partridge Cochin.  Roo or Pullet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I hatched this partridge cochin,  he/she Keeley is about 2 weeks old which I know is early, I just wondered if anyone could recognize any roosterish feathering or comb formations in the pics. 

 

Last week1 and a half weeks

 

Thanks in advance for any help or expertise that you offer:D 


Edited by hens4thehudds - 9/26/13 at 3:33pm
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I hope its a hen, are there any partridge cochin people out their who might know?

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It is a bit young to tell, but that comb looks a bit large for a pullet of this age. I would recommend posting new photos in 2-3 weeks. By then, it should be relatively obvious as to whether your chick is a he or she.

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The comb is a little large for a pullet. As of now, though, there are no other glaring rooster traits. Once her/his breast feathers are grown in, we'll be able to tell better. Male partridge cochins differ significantly from females in color pattern. Post some more photos in a few weeks; we'll be able to tell better with an older bird. What ever "its" gender, "it" is very cute!

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Thanks for your expertise, this is my first partridge Cochin, I love the feather pattern, and ( same old story:hit) I am holding out hope for a hen....  but yes, I definitely will wait a couple of weeks like 4-6?  And post some more pics of our little bird. :thumbsup

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UPDATE : NEW PICS PARTRIDGE COCHIN ROO OR PULLET?:D 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by hens4thehudds - 9/27/13 at 7:41am
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I can see some really pink wattles coming through and at that age I would have to say male.

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UPDATE : NEW PICS PARTRIDGE COCHIN ROO OR PULLET?:D

 

That comb is getting redder, and I'm seeing some wattles. So, I'm going to have to say cockerel. But I'd wait a few more weeks, and then post new photos to be sure.

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UPDATE AGAIN!! Partridge Cochin Girl or boy  LOTS OF PICS... Opinions appreciated

I am leaning toward hen, just cause it is getting penciling but non of the burgundy or black that a partridge Cochin rooster has??   What do you all think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by hens4thehudds View Post
 

UPDATE AGAIN!! Partridge Cochin Girl or boy  LOTS OF PICS... Opinions appreciated

I am leaning toward hen, just cause it is getting penciling but non of the burgundy or black that a partridge Cochin rooster has??   What do you all think?

 

 

 

 

 

I agree, the color pattern of your bird is that of a pullet, not a cockerel. So, despite the comb being somewhat red, I'm going to say pullet.

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