Bantam Cochin Pullet or cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HanwellChickens, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 of these cuties that I can't tell for sure what sex they are. They are 12-13 weeks old, have fairly large combs at wattles but not as red as my black cochins ( they are definitely boys). I don't see any sickle feathers yet, and the feathers around their tails seem rounded.
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  2. CityFarmer202

    CityFarmer202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks just like my 2 cochin bantam hens, though i didnt have them when they where 3 months. I would call the 2nd one a pullet, hard to tell on the first one. I'm not expert...just my opinion. They are really pretty! I love my Cochin bantams :)
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The second is a cockerel. First is hard to tell with the pictures.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first one looks like a pullet, but better photos (like a side profile photo) would help be sure. The second bird is definitely a cockerel.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Chick #2 is 100% a cockerel, and I'm thinking cockerel on bird #1 as well, but I can't see its breast (if its breast is black, its a male too).
     
  6. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick #1 look identical to chick #2 except for the leg coloring. Chick #2 has white legs and has mobility issues. Has a hard time moving around and has been named Gimpy. It can move fast if being picked on by another hen. We will be keeping him regardless of gender as I have grown attached to him.

    I bought six of the Cochins and only one is female, poopy.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    x2. If the first bird has a black breast, it's also male.
     
  8. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just curious about the significance of the black breast. Is that just in the cochin partridge? Or all partridge chickens?
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    With the partridge color pattern (in all chickens), the males have a black breast. In contrast, the females have a salmon/reddish colored breast. So if the Partridge Cochins in question have a black breast, then they are certainly cockerels.
     
  10. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you for explaining that. I'm guessing that doesn't apply to silkies tho? I've not noticed it in mine anyway.
     

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