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Any Cochin experts? I have a question.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AccidentalFarm, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

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    How much difference can there be in comb/wattle growth in the same sex bird? I ordered two pullets, and it looks like I got a pullet and a cockeral unless there is a possibility that the comb and wattles can have quite a difference in size at 8 1/2 weeks old in Cochins.

    My two Gold Laced Cochins: What do you think..pullet and cockeral, right?
    Both together:
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    Suspected Cockeral:
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    Pullet:
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Well, I'm not a cochin expert, but it looks like one of each to me too.

    Jody
     
  3. joanm

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    Big difference. I'd say you've got one of each!
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I'm not expert either but I have four cochins that will be 12 weeks old Thurs. and I have two like your pullet and two like your cockrel and I am thinking I have the same as you do. Although mine do not have the roo tail feathers as other chickens seem to get now? We have to keep looking at pics until the "experts" see this thread and help out. [​IMG]
     
  5. farmgirl2477

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    From the looks for the comb/waddles it does seem to be one of each....but...Im not seeing any signs of the saddle feathers. It is possible that the pictures just dont show them well.

    Shannon
     
  6. chickaboo7

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    Soory to say but I agree one of each.
     

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