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sex of cochins?

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we have 10 cochin bantams coming how and when would we be able to tell the hens from the roos?

I don't want to keep to many roos!

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post #2 of 6

I have some that are 8 weeks old. At about 4 weeks i could see the start of a comb on one and about a week later it turned dark red. He has also been tring to crow for about a week now. The other three have very small combs. So im sure  that they are girls.

post #3 of 6

I have four that are 3 weeks old and I could see that one was a roo by two weeks of age. Now I think I have two roos but it will be another week or two before I am sure. I think by a month old you should see but it may be two months before you can be sure because there are always late bloomers.

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so the the boys have bigger wattles than?

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post #5 of 6

Bantam cochins begin to show what sex they are really early.  By a few weeks old you can make a pretty accurate guess just by comparing the size and color of their combs.  The boys combs get bigger and turn reddish.

chel

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Thank you so very much!! This information is very helpful to us!!

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