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Another Roo or Pullet thread...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AJ83, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. AJ83

    AJ83 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of our 21 week old blue cochins. My husband always had a feeling this one was a roo. Always said it had a masculine look compared to the other one. Also seemed to act more like a boy somehow. We always dismissed it because any pictures we could find for the given age showed a much larger comb and wattles. This one was sick and had an injured leg for about a month, so we were thinking it could possibly have stunted growth from that.

    After looking at them more closely we are starting to notice the tail feathers on this one appear to be more pointed than the other. The tail feathers also seem to curve down more.

    What do you guys think, cockerel or pullet?

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    Here's the other one for comparison, we're sure she's a pullet.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think they are both pullets
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they are both pullets. :)
     
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  4. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    At 21 weeks, those are both pullets. :eek:)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    both girls [​IMG]
     
  7. AJ83

    AJ83 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm still thinking it is a roo. (female cochin next to it)
    Now at 33 weeks
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    The other cochin is definitely a girl.
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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks like a hen that's going to start laying soon.
     
  9. AJ83

    AJ83 Out Of The Brooder

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    It just makes me think so because of the huge feather difference between the two cochins. It is starting to get those shiny pointy neck feathers you see on most roosters and does not have those rounded feathers the other pullet has.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is an adult bantam cochin rooster, you can clearly see hackle and saddle feathers, compare it to yours.
     

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