Am I a man or a husky female?

Karen12

In the Brooder
Mar 30, 2012
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Carol Stream/Winfield, Illinois

I added this one since it shows the color of the feathers better

I have a 3 week (will be 4 week old on Monday 3/25) Bantam golden laced cochin. I am wondering if I can tell the sex yet. This bird LOVES to sit on my leg/jump on my arm and we call him/her "team leader" since it is the most outgoing chick. Here are some pictures taken 3/22. I can take more pictures if needed!






The lighting was iffy, I'll try to take more later. Thank you for any input!
 
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howfunkyisurchicken

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Those little red wattles make me think boy, but I've had Cochin hens that started out with large combs and wattles. My favorite hen was such a bird. Something to watch for on partridges is feather color. Males will get vivid red patches when young, after they've matured most of their feathers are a pretty mahogany color. Females stay the more demur brown with black penciling. Your little chick already looks really red to me, but that could just be the picture. I've been able to sex most of mine by 5 weeks, so I say in a couple of weeks you should know for certain :)
 

BorderBrigade

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Apr 21, 2012
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Looks like a little roo to me. When the comb and wattles start developing before about eight weeks usually a roo plus the outgoing additude. Here is my black cochin pullet who is 7 weeks now for your reference.

 

Karen12

In the Brooder
Mar 30, 2012
57
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Carol Stream/Winfield, Illinois
Thank you every one. I know partrige cochin was mentioned as well, could i have the breed wrong? I got the bantam assortment from cackle, so they said what breeds are usually included, so I went with the golden laced becuase it was on the list. they do see partrige cochins as well. I checked the little red cochin I have (same age) and it too is growing waddles but no red on the comb. These birds are going to drive me nuts!
 

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