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Bantam cochin and silkie... genders?

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

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll have to get pictures, but until I snap some, edit and get them uploaded, can you even sex them at about 5 weeks? If I remember correctly, the silkies are a pain in the butt to sex. I'll try to get pictures.
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the cochins possibly some lines develop pretty quick..
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Alright, they're about 6 weeks old or so. I have shots of the cochin, but haven't updated the silkie shots.

    Excuse the hospital slipper socks and the bright green jammies (hey, it's about midnight, I'm allowed!)
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    Please, please tell me this is a pullet! Lol. I can't keep roos, and this Vulture Bird is my little buddy, despite trying not to get attached in case of the whole roo deal. [​IMG]
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it's 6 weeks, I'll say 80% girl.
     
  5. backswamp

    backswamp Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. It's a girl. I have 12 frizzle Cochins that are 7 weeks old and it was pretty easy to tell at about 3 weeks. One of my roos tried to crow this morning!.
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at 7 weeks that'll be hilarious... [​IMG]
     
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitley a girl. We just got two bantams and our boy [​IMG] was clearly a boy at about three weeks. Here are some pictures of our ours to help you compare.

    Here they are at 7 weeks

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  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Yippie! Thanks guys! I love this bird and I was worrying the whole time, hoping it wouldn't turn out to be a boy that we'd have to get rid of. [​IMG] I'm glad I get to keep her, and I'm sure our son will be too (she's the only bird that will let him touch her).
     
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Yup, girl. I have a brooder full of one month old boys downstairs and it's very obvious, though they aren't crowing, yet. Red bigger combs and wattles.
     

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