Are they all Cochin roos? please help, pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenfever, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four 12 1/2 week old SL Cochins that I bought St. Run. I was hoping for at least one pullet. And I only want one roo, but I am beginning to suspect they are All boys! They are so much fun to watch (hillarious actually, especially when they run [​IMG] ), but they are food hogs, they eat so much! And they bully anyone else and eachother who dares to get near the feeder. I'm fed up. If they are all boys, three of them are going. Please help!!! What do you think?
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  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    In my opinion..lol..

    1 is a boy based on the saddle feathers and green in the tail.

    2 is a boy..same reasons

    3 looks like a girl to me

    4 I am on the fence about..could go either way!
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking the same thing except #4 I am leaning more towards boy.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    In my (very limited) experience they all look like boys [​IMG] . I have banty cochins the same age and I ran out to double check but my pullets don't have any wattles. Not sure if them being bantys matter.
     
  5. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I've been thinking the same thing. They have all had bigger combs and wattles for weeks. I've never had cochins before, but all of my other chickens (same age, but different breed pullets) have hardly any combs or waddles.
     
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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I agree with #'s 1-3, but I think #4 is a boy as well. #3 does look very much like a girl.
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:That's funny! I said basically the same thing, before I even read your post! If I would have read farther, I could have just quoted you to begin with!! [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree with #'s 1-3, but I think #4 is a boy as well. #3 does look very much like a girl.

    #3 has always been smaller than the other three, and isn't as feathered out, also gets picked on by the other three. I don't know if that means anything.
     
  9. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I guess I may just have to keep feeding the little piggies until I can know for sure if they are all roos or not.
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    No expert but my Cochin birds that are approx the same age, Scooter- roo is the only one with any comb/wattle showing. My pullets have just began to show. Could be the difference in types of Cochin (???) as these of mine have more feathers then the ones you have- and this may just prove how little I honestly know about them! LOL. [​IMG]
     

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