Bantam Cochin, what gender?


7 Years
Feb 21, 2012
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Hello, My first two hatches are now 6-8 weeks old. I hatched four Bantam Cochins in the bunch. I am certain three are cockerels, they are reddening in the wattles and comb and walk tall and more up right. I had all four pegged as cockerels, but now this one is markedly different. It walks lower to the ground and doesnt seem as leggy as the others. It's comb is more of an orange/pink color and the wattles are not nearly as pronounced as on the other three. Some of my girls have wattles that seem sorta large for girls. I know I am probably just wishing...

So my question is, do you think this is a girl or just a very slow developing boy (two of the others are younger than this chicken, one by over a week and a half, and both are more boyish than this one)?
It looks like a cockerel to me, but I could be wrong. I had a chicken once that took a year before I knew it was rooster. Some can develop very slowly.

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