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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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Owner of about 20 chickens, some rabbits, and a cat.

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

 

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

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post #5 of 23
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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.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, Champagne D'Argent and American Sable rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken/rabbit care, showing and showmanship!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, Champagne D'Argent and American Sable rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken/rabbit care, showing and showmanship!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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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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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.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, Champagne D'Argent and American Sable rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken/rabbit care, showing and showmanship!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, Champagne D'Argent and American Sable rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken/rabbit care, showing and showmanship!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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