Ameraucana & Cochin Experts! Help sex these babies! TONS of Pictures!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arwmommy, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so we have Bantam Cochin and Ameraucana chicks that I need help sexing!
    They are all 5 weeks old exactly...


    First, some samples of what the boys look like:

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    Samples of what the girls look like:

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    Now, the babies in question!!
    I have no idea what the Ameraucanas are supposed to look like, as these are our first.

    This is #1- A bit pinker than the others, but no comb height.
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    This is #2- Girl?
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    This is #3- Girl?
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    Now, two Cochin babies that I can't figure out. The first is wishful thinking because I really want a blue Cochin (all the other blues are clearly boys [​IMG] ) Comb is a bit pink, but comb height is the same as the girls, and the other blue boys' combs are clearly much redder and much bigger.

    This is #4
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    Another Cochin-- same thing-- a bit pink, but comb height is the same as the other girls.
    This is #5
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    OK guys, what do you think?????
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008
  2. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I need to know soon, as the boys are going within 48 hours! I would hate to give away a girl by accident! Thanks you guys!
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    My amateur guess is that you figured them all correctly. Nice photos!
     
  4. arwmommy

    arwmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait! Buff Hooligan-- I don't know on #1, #4 and #5!!!
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    It might help if you show their bodies too. Feathers are a good indicator also.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    If any show redness, I say boys, they could just have small combs or be slow to mature. Also, if you look by the tail, kinda where the thighs are but right on the edge of the back and thigh, I think there should be shiney saddle feathers showing up by this age. Look at the roos to see if they have saddle feathers and if they do, go through all of your chicks you are unsure of and see of they have it.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you can post photos of the entire body front and side view that is a better way to give an educated guess at the sex. Just a shot of the comb is often useless in identifying young chicks unless you have a eye trained to a specific breed and even then you can make a mistake.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    On the Ameraucanas, I'd say 1 and 3 are cockerels. #2 could go either way. My pullets never had any pink in their combs at that age, whatsoever, though.
     
  9. ManOfTheJerseyGiant

    ManOfTheJerseyGiant Out Of The Brooder

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    cochins firt hen second roo
     

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