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5 wk old barred rock/cochin mix. male? female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashncarson, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. ashncarson

    ashncarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one of our new little chicks, His/Her mom is a barred rock, dad is a black cochin. Currently right at 5 weeks, we just got them 2 nights ago!


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    Any ideas? This is my first time owning chickens, from what I have read is that his comb does seem to be redder for a male. He was a last minute decision to take him/her and try our luck!

    Thanks....I might post all of the others as well
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Actually, this cross (black cochin male over barred rock female) makes sex link chicks. All the males will be barred, all the females non-barred and likely solid black. Your little guy is male. You can sex all the chicks from this cross the same way.
     
  3. ashncarson

    ashncarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. The rest are cochin/ameraucana mix. I copided/pasted the photos I posted the other day in a group. #5 is the one I already asked about!


    [​IMG] chick #1[​IMG] chick #1 - also known as Twlight Sparkle
    [​IMG] chick #2 [​IMG] chick #2
    [​IMG] chick #3[​IMG] chick #3
    [​IMG] chick #4 [​IMG] chick #4 (the first photo is not the best)
    [​IMG] chick #5 [​IMG] chick #5
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick 1 and 4 are the only ones that strike me as female.
     
  5. ashncarson

    ashncarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that is what I have been told by others!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree. It's early days, but those others have a fair amount of red on the comb for this little.
     
  7. ashncarson

    ashncarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 (with the dark comb) is larger than all the others, so that kind of concered me?
     
  8. Jessie Jenkin

    Jessie Jenkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 and 4 are female and i think the rest are males :)
     
  9. ashncarson

    ashncarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age do roos start getting more of the pointed feather on the back end? Is is the area that is still fluffy?
    Here is one that was guessed as a female, she is the largest of all the birds. They are now about 5 weeks 1 day old, give or take a day.

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    Here is the whole group, in their small outdoor temporary pen.
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Roosters get sex feathers from 12-20 weeks, just depends on the breed. That's why comb development is more accurate at a young age.
     

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