Are my Blues really Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MariposaMama, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dagnabit, I thought I had nailed down my 8 packing peanuts to 5 Buff Cochin, 1 Blue Cochin, 1 BA and 1 NHR. Now, my other two Blue Cochins are making me nervous. They are 10 weeks old now, and all that I thought were Roos looked like this Buff guy by about 6 weeks old. I think I can even see what everyone calls saddle feathers on him (which I don't think I see on the Blues).
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    Up until 2 weeks ago, these two looked like all the other pullets. Now I'm starting to wonder. I did notice this morning that the Buff roo didn't act the same with them as he did the NHR roo, so hopefully you'll tell me I'm being silly and they are beautiful pullets. [​IMG]

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  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Thunder definitely has a roo-ish look about him. Is it just me, or do Cochin roos have somewhat longer necks than Cochin hens?
     
  3. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree Thunder does look a little roo-ish
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree that Thunder looks like a roo. Cloud looks like a pullet though. [​IMG]
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be surprised if you saw saddle feathers as early as 10 weeks...
     

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