At what age can you sex a cochin by looks?

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

  1. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not vent sexing, but looks in general ? [​IMG]
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    I can tell at different stages: ie--day 3, three weeks, 8 weeks (then I lose them), 16 weeks....

    It kinda depends on the bird. Some are obvious right away, some are sneaky. Did you have a picture of the bird in question?
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Different with bantams and standards and then also with different blood lines. The ones I work with I can tell definatively at 2 weeks old for the standards and 1 week old on the bantams.

  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    How about a Frizzled Cochin? I keep thinking, oh, must be a roo, and then I think that comb should be much larger now... But Fritzie is only 9 wks old.

    Lousy picture - anybody wanna make a guess?

    Whoops, sorry for the hijack!
  5. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have bantams. [​IMG]
    I do have pics, but our internet is down atm. I'm on my blackberry right now.

    How do you tell ? [​IMG] what do I have to look for ?
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    It's easiest to tell if you have more than one. Usually by 3 weeks or so the boys will start to show a bigger comb that should be more pink than flesh color.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Quote:Get a side shot without the red light on [​IMG]
  8. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    I have several cochins, and I'm pretty confident at the difference between males and females now at 8 weeks. I started being able to tell around 4 weeks when the boys started getting red combs and wattles.

    Female (7.5 weeks)

    Male (7.5 weeks)

    Female (5.5 weeks)

    Male (5.5 weeks)

    At least I'm PRETTY confident on those! [​IMG]
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I don't remember exactly when, but I knew my roo (bantam cochin) by a month or so. His comb just turned red and started growing, while the girls were still light pink and small. Pretty much like the pics posted [​IMG]
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Quote:Don't mean to hijack, but those are the prettiest frizzles I've ever seen, I usually don't care for those types of feathers, but yours are gorgeous! [​IMG]

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