Bantam Partridge Cochin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamabevens, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. mamabevens

    mamabevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, we have a partridge cochin that is 5 weeks old. I was wondering when it would start to developing its "rooster" colors. So far it is the brown and black barring all over with lacing on the breast/ neck area. It is a real sweetie so we are hoping it will be a pullet.
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  2. I LOVE COCHINS

    I LOVE COCHINS ChochieChochieCoo

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    Do you have any pictures? I have 6 chicks that are two weeks old and one chicks comb is already showing, so we think it's a rooster. Cochins are slow to feather out/mature. I'm sure if you had pictures to show, there would be someone on the BYC more qualified than I to help answer your question. Plus we all [​IMG] to see pictures!
     
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  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I don't know anything about partridge cochin coloring, but my blue cochins' combs developed very quickly on the males. I could tell the males from the females at 3 weeks old. The males were definitely pink by 3 weeks.
     
  4. mamabevens

    mamabevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Cocopuff, that's its name, comb just got pink this week, its not even completely pink, and it just has pink spots where its wattles would be. I am being optimistic, but who knows. I will post pictures in the morning so I can be as up to date as possible. They seem to grow over night.
     
  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Our boy was very red at 3 weeks. He is definitley a boy now, he is seven weeks. Here are some pictures of our two bantams.

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  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on partridge you should be able to tell as soon as the secondaries are growing.
     
  7. mamabevens

    mamabevens Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I guess I don't need to figure out my new camera program. Little Coco Puff crowed this morning. So we call him Puff Daddy and we are going to find him a new home soon. [​IMG]
     

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