Anybody wanna play guess that Cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by howfunkyisurchicken, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had my suspicions about a couple of my McMurray babies for a while, and I've posted pics of this bird here before. Most everybodies responses were the same: could be a boy, could be a girl, give them a little more time. They're a little over 19 weeks now, so I thought I would try again [​IMG] These are all LF Cochins. First up is Mutha Clucka (lovingly named by my DH- this is the PG version hubby uses in front of the kids [​IMG] not sure why they seem to despise each other, I think MC is a sweetie). He's a black Cochin- and I say he because I've suspected he's a he for a while now. No crowing or roosterish behavior, so I'm going on looks alone. He's pretty manly in the looks department, and is still growing feathers (which look all kinds of disheveled, not neat and tidy like my pullets). Here's Mutha Clucka:
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    This next chickie, who I've been calling General Tso, I picked up off craigslist. The lady I got it from hatched it from shipped eggs from a breeder. I picked up 3 cockerals all together, but I'm not so sure this one is a boy. They're in quarentine with 1 of my McMurray pullets, and the General likes to hang around with her more than its 2 hatch mates. The obvious cockerals are already crowing and making those trilling sounds they make when they see a "predator". The General runs and hides in the corner with Mary Belle, the pullet. Here's General Tso:
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    And for comparrison, here's Chick Norris. My stud muffin. He's the same age as the General but has a huge comb and wattles and is about twice his size. Chick:
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    Chick and the General are 17 weeks old. Sorry for the novel, just trying to give as much info as possible to make your jobs easy. So, what do y'all think? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW I sure wish I could help you with this one, but I am having the same problem with sexing one of mine. My guess is your top one looks like the one I have in question. I would guess boy, because of the feathering. My 2 girls have super small combs, and their feathering looks different.(wish I could explain what I mean by that LOL) Good Luck!
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say they are girls. At 17 weeks my boys although bantam and much bigger combs and wattles like your Chuck. Also looking like they are near to laying
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, and see the same with my bantam Cochins. Our boys are more developed in the facial features at that stage.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys. I feel sort of bad, because the lady I got the 3 cockerals from only ended up with 2 pullets out 15 eggs she hatched. So if the General is a lady, she probably would have wanted to keep it [​IMG] but, I guess that just the way it goes sometimes. Would it help if I got some better pictures? My quarentine chicks have finally made it into the general population, so its much easier to get some body shots of them now........thanks again!
     

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