Are these both cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheChickenQueen, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The splash(Splash Orp/EE) is throwing me off as it had some obvious brothers and then it's sisters aren't nearly as red in the face.
    The black one(Birchen Cochin/Bantam PhoenixxOE) is hard to tell with the black comb.
     
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  2. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I forgot to add that they are 8-9 weeks old.
     
  3. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The splash looks like a pullet.

    The dark bird, I'm just not sure. My first thought was pullet, but that's a good amount of comb for the age. The dark color is throwing me off, but it could be pigment.
     
  5. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The splash keeps worrying me as it is the only splash EE I've hatched all year. And the black one has a bunch of sisters with smaller combs who are feathering out differently.

    Ugh it's so hard to tell.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Dark one is a cockerel... the Birchen may not be correct, but is still following the male feather pattern...
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     

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