Black Cochin 10/11 weeks old - hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HollyRock, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. HollyRock

    HollyRock Just Hatched

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    I've gotten mixed feedback on this Cochin's gender. He/she is one of my sweetest most affectionate birds with me but has recently started facing off with my other cochin so I'm gettingconcerned.

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  2. HollyRock

    HollyRock Just Hatched

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  3. frizzlelove83

    frizzlelove83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen. The neck and back feathers look rounded not pointed
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

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    That's a rooster, mine don't have any combs at that age.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree I don't think hackle or saddle feathers show up that early, so I'd judge the comb.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a cockerel. He's just a bit too young for the male hackle and saddle feathers. Give it another 2 or 3 weeks, and it will be glaringly obvious.
     

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