Bantam Cochin gender

Mybackyardpeepers

Free Ranging
Mar 22, 2019
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Yeah I just thought of that a few hours ago. BTW your username is so cute. Ah well time to add the sixth roo to my collection. You’ll be hearing from me again soon. I have three naked necks and three silkies that I’ll need help sexing since they’re like the two hardest to tell. Mwahahaha the cycle never ends.
Thank you! Yup I hear yeah. I still have one silkie I'm a tad concerned about, but since she is cross beaked I'm having a hard time deciding what she is (she can't/doesn't groom herself well) and now I have added a blind Pekin duckling and a khaki Campbell to the mix. I just got good at chicken sexing!
 

Oncoming Storm

Songster
Jun 3, 2019
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Thank you! Yup I hear yeah. I still have one silkie I'm a tad concerned about, but since she is cross beaked I'm having a hard time deciding what she is (she can't/doesn't groom herself well) and now I have added a blind Pekin duckling and a khaki Campbell to the mix. I just got good at chicken sexing!
Aww well I will definitely need you guys help.
 

BreanneRN

Crowing
Jun 8, 2017
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Well, Cochins are slow maturing birds, slow to feather, slow to crow, slow to start breeding/laying, but they are really sweet birds, so the chances are good that a roo will seem too nice to be a male... And the Cochin tail is different from other cockerels just because of the breed. Anyway, I believe I see pointy hackle feathers on the neck and that indicates a cockerel, that and the wattles and comb development.
 

goldysgirl

Crowing
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I vote cockerel. I have 2 bantam partridge cochin roos. In my bantam flock they would breed the hens and crow. I moved them to my other flock with a large fowl roo and hens and dominant polish bantam and they rarely crow and are very quiet altogether. I never see them breed the hens now and they stay on the margins of the flock. It is amazing how their behavior has changed based on pecking order.
 

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