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Blue Cochin Bantam/ GLW...Updated Pics for Help Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The Blue Cochin banty is now six and a half weeks old. The GLW is seven and a half weeks old. Thought I'd put these up for help again. I have SLW hens and they never had this much red in their combs till three months old or more, so I dont quite know what to think of this baby. Seems girly except for that red. The blue cochin is now named Shadow, a unisex name because I was still not sure of the sex. The comb and wattles are showing more red in the pics than I see with my naked eye, so I'm leaning toward cockerel right now. Opinions?
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  2. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute babies! They look like pullets to me, especially the cochin. I have one that looks just like her. I've learned to be patient and wait until they start crowing though!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, Ellie. That one had me confused because all the bantam roos I see at the feedstore are so obvious by 3 weeks old. I'd LOVE it if Shadow was a pullet! She/he has nice foot feathering for a hatchery Cochin, I think. I may even keep it if it's a cockerel, though. Give him some buxom ladies to protect.
     
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  4. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 6 1/2 weeks I'd say they're female too. At first I was like BOYS! But then I say how old they were. My vote is for chickas.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    my experience with cochin bantams is if they are boys they crow at a young age, so I think if it was a boy it would have crowed by now. [​IMG] cute

    ETA: and also the females pink up faster than the orps
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, this is interesting. Dare I really hope I picked out a little lady? That would be wonderful.
     
  7. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say girl too they just look like girls so i will keep my fingers crossed for ya
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I think so! Oh the waiting game!
     
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    Another thing I have noticed with my cochin bantams is that the little "ladys" can have some rooish behaviours. Hm, I wonder what they put in the water when they were developing THAT breed. [​IMG]
     
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She is a cutie, I must say. The only bantam I own, plus the only Cochin, if you dont count the PoufyHead Sisters whose daddy was a Cochin/Silkie cross.
     

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