Bantam Cochins? Pullets? Roos? Need some help here :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KLRakes, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. KLRakes

    KLRakes New Egg

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    Hello there! I just received three birds advertised as "bantam cochin pullets," but now that they have arrived (dropped off by seller's husband), I am not quite sure exactly what I have. They are supposed to be around 12 weeks old. I'd love your help determining whether or not they actually are pullets (at least one is giving me serious doubts)-- if I have roos I might need to get back in touch with the seller for an exchange or trade.

    Bird 1 (might be a bantam cochin mix? Definitely having doubts about this one being a pullet. I heard him/her making "crowing" noises several times this afternoon):
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    Bird 2 (I haven't heard any roo noises from this one yet, but s/he seems to like to "play fight" with the others):
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    Bird 3 (this one also "crowed" once this afternoon...):
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    I would hate to think I received three roos from a seller who advertised pullets... especially with them being 12 weeks old at the time of purchase. Let me know what you think! Thanks!
     
  2. WildWestChick

    WildWestChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok the only one that looks to be even part Cochin is the 2nd bird. And birds 1&2 look to be Roos, #3 is questionable...but I am on a phone and the pics don't show up real clear on it lol. Don't you just hate how deceitful people are nowadays? If it were me I'd return the birds and get my money back, you did NOT get what you paid for!!! :/
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first one looks like a Millie Fleur D'Uccle mix. The second and third are likely Cochin mixes (second may be a red Cochin mix, third may be a black Cochin mix). Birds #2 and #3 look like definite males, and I'm pretty sure that #1 is a cockerel, too.
     
  4. KLRakes

    KLRakes New Egg

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    Thanks for the input! After looking through many different sexing threads, I checked on their hackle and saddle feathers, and they definitely look rather pointy on all three birds! Their combs also seem rather red and large for their age. It looks like I have three males after all. I have contacted the seller and thankfully she is willing to do a swap. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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