5 week old standard black cochin - boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlady, May 4, 2008.

  1. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I think I have been in denial about the gender of this 5 week old. At first I thought boy, now I'm starting to think girl, but I think that is more wishful thinking than anything else, lol. Please give me your opinion. SHE turned 5 weeks old yesterday. Thanks for looking.


  2. nicks chicks 1

    nicks chicks 1 In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2008
    Girl [​IMG] congrats
  3. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Unfortunately, I have realized that the cochins seem to get a bit red even if they are girls so it is hard to tell. But I think that one is a girl too.

  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Aww she looks adorable!!! Look at those fuzzy legs! I can't wait till mine arrives!
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    I have 2 weeker who have bigger combs than your girl! Congrats.[​IMG]
  6. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Thanks so much for reassuring me. I really hope it is a girl, I really want to keep her.
  7. SkyRoo

    SkyRoo In the Brooder

    Mar 6, 2008
    I would also guess girl....absolutely adorable! wow [​IMG]

    here is two photos to compare our cochins for ya.
    both are 6 wks old and same hatch date. (yes our pullets little comb is reddish it did not come out so great in the photo though. she also has pretty visible red wattles too)


    and little roo man

    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    OMG!! Look at those legs!!!! I love cochins!! I was supposed to get some, but theorders got backed up until mid July....But boy do I just love them!!!
    Yes I would say girl too!! She is gorgeous!!
  9. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Skyroo-thanks for the pics, yes, that does help. My chicks waddles and comb are not as big and red as your little roo. Thanks for the comparison. Your birds are gorgeous by the way.

    Bec-Thanks. I love cochins as well. Hopefully you get yours soon. I am testing fertility right now on my cochins and may have some eggs available soon.

    Thanks again for the reassurance. She gets to stay, YEAH!!
  10. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    Skyroo - your inbox is full.

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