Bantam Cochin - Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greenbeandreams, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. greenbeandreams

    greenbeandreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    A couple weeks ago, (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=271150), I posted about my Partridge Bantam Cochins</a>. One (Lollipop) came back as universally a boy but everyone else was split on whether Willow was a boy or girl. I've got to say that I'm pretty sure he's a he but gosh, can anyone give me a little something to hope for. Any chance he's a she? I'm not allowed to keep roosters where I live.

    Here are the chicks at 6 weeks.

    Pushy little Lollipop is first. I'd be shocked if he isn't a he.

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    Shy sweet Willow is second. This is the one I was hoping might be a hen but the comb and wattles make me think no. Still the tail is different . . .

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  2. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote boy. Sorry!
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Look like roos
     
  4. greenbeandreams

    greenbeandreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aw man! It is as I suspected but poor little fellas. Anyone want to adopt a cutie little cochin?
     
  5. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my vote is on boy
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  6. cochin123

    cochin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they both have the color of partidge hens so dont let them go till they crow [​IMG]
    pm me if you have any ???/
     
  7. greenbeandreams

    greenbeandreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    well they both have the color of partidge hens so dont let them go till they crow

    Well - that's something to hope for at least! [​IMG]
     
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I think the feathering is due to them still having juevinile feathers. When they molt the next time, it should be evident as to who is male and if there are any females. I do not know what the OPs goals are for these birds, but they both look to have vulture hocks, which is a trail that you wouldn't want to breed into your cochin line.
     
  9. greenbeandreams

    greenbeandreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the reply Dustin Biery. I live in a dense urban area and am not allowed to keep roosters - even for breeding. [​IMG] I was just looking for some laying hens. Appreciate your feedback.
     
  10. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haven't raised that specific color before but lots of Bantam Cochins and both would be considered boys at this point here.
     
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