Barred Cochin Bantum Sex. Too early still?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenChester, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    My little girl is 4-5 weeks old now. She is honestly the most gentle bird. Very calm and loves to snuggle with me. I noticed the other day that the bottom of her comb looks a little pink, but I've seen girls with them too. Is it too early still to tell? Thank you.

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-5 weeks is still a little young, but bantams develop faster. So you've likely got a cockerel there.
     
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  3. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    Thank you. This one is my favorite, so it's going to hurt. We can't roosters due to the noise.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Usually in bantam cochins the rooster feather out more slowly than the roosters. Yours is pretty well feathered already. Most roosters will get a pink comb by 5-6 weeks. I would give it another few weeks.
     
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  5. Mavabird

    Mavabird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three 4-week-old Cochin bantams. Do I have any girls, do you think? I know it's early yet.

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    These foot-feathers are ridiculous.

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    That one is sassy.

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    And this little one is a bit frizzly.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    First one is probably a rooster, second one is suspicious. Give them a couple of more weeks.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Banty cochins mature fast - looks like a cockerel
     
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  8. Mavabird

    Mavabird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the top two are definitely roos. They're both crowing already. And they're sooo cute! The bottom one is a little pullet, thank goodness. I think I'll keep non-frizzle roo Ichiro and I've found a home for frizzle roo Chibi.

    Mr. Ichiro FluffyFoot. I I'll keep him unless he turns mean.

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    Chibi will be moving to a farm with lots of banty ladies.
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    Little lady Chibiko will probably be spoiled rotten because she is so stinking cute.

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  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Looking good. Bantam Cochin roosters can be little stinkers sometimes, but I can't resist them. Hopefully you can get him more hens as he will probably mate your frizzle bald. The feathers break off easier than regular feathers.
     
  10. Mavabird

    Mavabird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'll dropkick that sucker to China if he mates little Chibiko bald! Maybe I can find more banty hens for him. The Cochins were all that was available locally. Do bantam roosters ever mate with regular-size hens? So far the regular pullets just look at these silly little cocks like "Don't even think about it, bub".
     

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