black cochin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by helper106, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. helper106

    helper106 In the Brooder

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    trying to figure out if the black cochin is a roo
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    I am very new and just got my town to allow chickens with the understanding no roosters. The black cochin is larger than the rest and I'm hoping it is a hen

    thanks
     
  2. helper106

    helper106 In the Brooder

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    here is a better picture
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  3. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Yes, he's a he.
     
  4. helper106

    helper106 In the Brooder

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    OK, one down.........next is my Americana a roo?
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  5. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

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    Which bird are you referring to in that pic?

    I see no Ameraucanas.
     
  6. helper106

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    Sorry, I was told that the red bird with the white feather tips was an Americana.

    Other than the black Cochin, that I'm given to understand in a roo, I'm hoping the rest are hens.

    the place I got the birds from will let me return any roos.
     
  7. nursemkt

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    I say the other 3 look like hens to me.
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Quote:The red bird you are referring to is an Easter Egger (Ameraucana could be in it's ancestry somewhere, but it's not pure). You won't be able to tell what color eggs she'll give you until she starts doing it. She is a hen :)
     

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