Bantam Cochins - pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mayberrygirl, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 8-9 weeks old and I thought they were pullets - but we have crowing and looks like V shaped hackle feathers [​IMG] one is silver laced and one is dark blue -

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  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Very handsome roos.
     
  3. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was afraid of... don't need more roos - off to auction [​IMG]
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm sorry. [​IMG] Girls usually won't start getting pink combs/wattles until around 15+ weeks.
     
  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that. I have 3 banty cochins, two buff and one black. They are 13 weeks old and the black one has had a reddish comb and wattles for 4+weeks. The buffs do not, they are obviously hens. Oh well, off to my friend's place in the country.
     
  6. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some counting on the calender, they are actually 11 weeks old - but have had the red combs for a few weeks. Can't have that we already have 2 roos in another coop... and this is a tractor we are going to put 4 other chickens in - don't need any fighting in there. Boo-hiss, I really wanted Blue Bell and Lacy - not Starsky and Hutch, LOL.
     
  7. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    wow, they are big, mine must be stunted. I have one that is 9 weeks old. fits in the palm of my hand still. no feathers on its head, no comb at all. hmmmm. shouldn't it have a comb by this age? of some kind?
    not trying to steal the thread, but, glad I saw your pics. Mine is a squirt of a thing.
     
  8. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Virginia
    They are handsome.I would take them if closer.I got some Cochin hen's from TSC.And maybe one roo this round.I hope you will be able to place them if you are in an Non Roo area.That silver laced is super pretty.You may have standard size I agree with emjay they look big for that age but lotta people want standards too.I Have 2 smooth 3 frizzle.I love mine.Cochin's are great bird's.
     
  9. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they came out of the bantam tub at TSC - they are 2 weeks younger then my standards and half the size. The pic is very deceiving as they are only about 8 inches tall.
     

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