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Bantam cochin hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JessicaV, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. JessicaV

    JessicaV Hatching

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    Hi--I have two bantam cochins about 8 weeks old. Frizzle's comb seems a bit red, and I'm reading on this site that that may mean rooster. She's very meek in her behavior. Harriet (the fluffy one) seems to have a paler comb.

    If you can give me your opinion on whether they are he's or she's I'd be very grateful.

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  2. rachiegirl

    rachiegirl Songster

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    A side head shot would help but Frizzle looks like a roo to me, and Harriet a pullet. Not only is the comb redder but it looks much larger.
     
  3. ParrotsNPullets

    ParrotsNPullets Songster

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    #1 may be a roo as well, I had 2 Golden Laced bantam Cochins with combs similarly sized at 8 weeks that turned roo on me.
    #2 is definitely a boy. Very pretty birds, hope I'm wrong about the first one!
     
  4. JessicaV

    JessicaV Hatching

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    Hi--I've gotten some better images of their combs. It does sound like Frizzle is just a particularly sensitive boy; I'm still hoping that Harriet doesn't turn into Harry!

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  5. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

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    I had a bantam barred frizz cochin I thought for sure was a a pullet. Developed way later than the other 2 that were obviously cockerals. Then my "pullet" started crowing at about 4 1/2 months.
     

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