Any guesses on partridge cochin gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Studio2770, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    Here goes another try at determining my chick's gender. She is supposed to be a pullet, but she's feathering SO SLOW and her comb looks rather large. She's going to be 5 weeks old tomorrow. She seems to stand more erect and is almost always on top of the food and waterer. She used to be a loud mouth but now has quieted down. Olive was the biggest, now she's the smallest. The other cochin is the same age and is feathered the most, even our EE who is a week younger has more feathers. Do only females have pencilling? She's not a bantam.
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

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    Nothing screams boy to me as of now but my loudest chick in my last batch was a rooster. I guess just keep an eye on it.
     
  3. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    She's hardly made a peep lately, probably because she's the smallest. I wonder if both sexes of partridge cochins feather slow.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    That looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Vote boy on that one also. Interesting you say it is slow feathering, I got some partridge cochins in a hatchery mix this spring and they were the slowest feathering by far.
     
  6. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    Gracie here is the same age as Olive, she has feathered even more than in this pic.
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    Here is Harley who is a week younger. She is more feathered than in this pic too.

    [​IMG]We had a cockerel in our first 6, we couldn't keep him. I don't want to do that again.
     
  7. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    Do y'all know if only the female partridge cochins have pencilling?
     
  8. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    I took these today. Olive is now 6 weeks old. "She" has orangish feathers on her neck and chest.
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Sorry, but this is definitely a rooster. It has a very red and large comb for that age, and male partridge cochin colorng.
     
  10. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Songster 5 Years

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    Darn... Olive is doesn't have a dark chest like I see on cockerels, does that come in later?
     

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