At what age should I be able to sex a cochin???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PhlyinPheBee, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    I have some young cochins. 2 are 16 weeks and 2 are 8 weeks. I cannot get pic of them right now. battery is dead. Thanks
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    The 16 week ones should be obvious. At 8 weeks? Iffy.
    Cant wait to see pics!
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    Quote:agree here.
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Sometimes you can tell when they are very young- roos tend to have naked backs, and girls will be fully feathered sooner. It can also depend on what color the cochins are. Blue are easy to sex- the roos start out a lighter blue than girls, and get their dark back feathers much later. Of all my splashes- the roos have darker splotches and the girls were pretty pale to start.
     
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    My cochin (bantam frizzle) roo was obvious by about 6 weeks because of his large comb & wattles. This is him at 8 weeks old:
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  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:agree here.

    Same here.
     

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