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Are these all hens? *added more pics of giant cochin*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lindz, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found an ad on Craigslist for some Black Australorp hens. She said they were hatched in February and should lay any day now, it took us 45 minutes to catch these girls and Im hopeing they are all girls. The one she said is a Giant Cochin.

    One of the Black Austalorps
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    The other Austalorp
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    The Giant Cochin
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    The 3 of them togeather
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    And just for extra measure [​IMG] 10 hens (I hope) and a roo
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    So do you think she was right, all hens?
     
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  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    I think I see some roostery feathers on one of those australorps...
     
  3. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicken in the center of the first photo is a roo. I would have to see a close up on the Cochin to be sure but the others appear to be hens to me.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yep, there's an Austrolorp roo in the 1st pic, on the right. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would he already be crowing? I haven't heard anything manly come out of him? There is no bumps where the spurs would be. When does the spurs come in?
     
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  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo indeed! (in first pic, center stage).
     
  7. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres some more of the Giant Cochin

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  8. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You black Cochin is the same age as mine and looks like her twin so I am going to say pullet. All my roos are in the freezer since June. Their combs were red by April and their waddles were huge too. My girl has just started laying this last week so you should be seeing eggs soon. Enjoy!
     
  9. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! I was hoping you would see that I added more pictures. I hope to see some eggs soon. We just have to get rid of the 1 Austrulop or have him for dinner some night.
     
  10. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome. This is my first year with Cochins and I believe I am sold. They are the most quiet and calm of all the varied breeds I have. I think they are beautiful too. They are slow to mature but I think well worth it as a dual purpose breed. My "baby" boys some of the bigger ones were over 5 pounds at 16 weeks. Their feathers make them a bite to pluck though. I bought them from a hatchery. Lost one in transit but the rest grew fine. My additional special roo was a Cochin too. So of 15 chicks I was able to keep 4 pullets.
     

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