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Bantam cochin gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cuckoo4Cochins, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Cuckoo4Cochins

    Cuckoo4Cochins Chirping

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    My little Cochins were purchased from cackle a little over three weeks ago. I heard this has been a bad year for straight run. Hoping someone experienced can tell from their combs. Fingers crossed.
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  2. Cuckoo4Cochins

    Cuckoo4Cochins Chirping

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    Here are the rest:
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    It is too young to tell their gender for sure. However, at least going by current comb development, I think #1 and #2 are possible cockerels.
     
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  4. Cuckoo4Cochins

    Cuckoo4Cochins Chirping

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    Yes that's exactly what I was thinking. I'm worried about #5 though. He/she crowed this morning :(
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Well, if #5 crowed, then he is definitely a cockerel.
     
  6. Cuckoo4Cochins

    Cuckoo4Cochins Chirping

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    Someone told me to not worry about it if they were under 3 months. Apparently hens can crow too. But that could just be a myth.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    To me, only #1 and #2 are looking like cockerels. If #5 crowed, its a cockerel, but I wouldn't have though so without the crowing confirmation.
     

  8. Cuckoo4Cochins

    Cuckoo4Cochins Chirping

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    Ok that helps. Thanks and ill post again in a few weeks to confirm gender :)
     
  9. ashtree

    ashtree Songster

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