Bantam cochin chick question ?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emjay, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    at what age should they start getting a comb and wattles if a boy?
    I had read that male cochins feather slowly.............but, my bantam cochin is almost 9 weeks old and has no sign of a comb or wattles, but was very slow to feather in. Still has the white feathers on the face

    these pics were taken about a week ago


  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    If there's no comb/wattles at 9 weeks, it's a pullet! [​IMG]
  3. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    that's good news !!!!! My daughter fell in love with this baby, I was going to take it to a Poultry Swap tomorrow if a boy, saved by the comb and wattle bell, she can stay. !!!!!!
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    You have a girl. Too cute!
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    100% pullet [​IMG]
  6. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    I am happy, as my daughter is elated. She cuddled her oodles again today.

    only problem now is, she's so little and I want to merge the other chicks with some older chicks as my new egg laying flock, however this bantam is too little , she'd get pummeled for sure.
    I won't be merging them yet, as I want to wait until they are of similar size. But, the bantam, will never be, not sure what to do with her.
    decisions decisions.

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