Bantam Cochins, 7 weeks - what are we??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dotty, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Dotty

    Dotty Out Of The Brooder

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    The majority of my "straight run" banty cochins are roosters, I think. [​IMG] No "boy" saddle feathers yet, but those combs are pretty red. (Sorry about poor picture quality.) What do you think?


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    #2

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    #3

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  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Our guesses are:

    1. Girl

    2. Boy

    3. Girl

    4. Boy

    5. Boy


    Dawn
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Pretty birds. #1 and #3 are pullets. The rest are cockerels.
     
  4. jessica117

    jessica117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too cute!

    1. girl

    2. girl... could go either way... but that's my hunch

    3. girl

    4. boy

    5. boy
     
  5. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1-girl
    2-boy
    3-girl
    4-boy
    5-boy
     
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    2, 4, and 5 are the cockerels. JMHO
     
  7. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    In pix #2, there seems to be quite a bit of red in the whole pix. If the comb is in reality not as red as the pix shows, it may very well be a pullet. The comb is smallish. Can you get a better pix of #2?
     
  8. normajean

    normajean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I concur with Sunny...
    still would like to see a better pic of #2
     
  9. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with dawn.
     
  10. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Mine are about that same age and I have not seen the pointed hackle feathers on the ones that I think might be girls but there is one that has them for sure. I hope you end up with more girls than boys. Looks like mine might be the opposite problem. Love the cuckoo one.

    Marie

    Edited to add a pic of my 7 week old rooster:

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    And Girl?

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    Not sure about the rest of them either. They are all about the same as this one, not quite
    as red as the one I know is a roo.

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    I was told by a cochin breeder that sometimes they are more red than other breeds and it is hard to tell
    at this age. But most do not appear to have pointed feathers around the neck or tail area.

    What about yours?

    Marie
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008

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