Boy or Girl? Bantam Cochin - updated photos! it's a...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by motochick, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. motochick

    motochick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    0
    31
    Sep 24, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    Hi there fellow BYC - this is my first time with chickens - I've had such fun growing up these chicks! I got a cochin bantam assortment (plus one leghorn) from McMurray on Oct 6, so now they are about 10 weeks old. This golden laced one I sure hope is a pullet, but what's up with the red comb? The others are more yellowish pink in comparison. Is she just maturing faster or is she a he? Lacey (or Louie) still makes peeping sounds, when do they start to make more clucking sounds?
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Here's the others for comb comparison...
    [​IMG]

    This black frizzle (frazzle?) is sooo slow growing...hopeing "she" is a she too...
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i wanna say pullet. hens have red combs like that. but its always hard with the laced cochins. im sticking with pullet
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    9,123
    304
    306
    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    louie them darker red feathers on the shoulders and looks like saddle feathers coming in

    the frizzled looks like a pullet
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  4. wdc1952

    wdc1952 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    39
    Feb 2, 2009
    Kearney, Missouri
    I think that your golden laced cochin is going to be a cockeral as based on your one pic that show more pointed back saddle feathers which are indicative of a male as well as the lack of lacing in the breast area.
     
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I'm going with Roo.
     
  6. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

    515
    2
    141
    Apr 15, 2010
    Boerne, TX
    sure looks rooish to me.
     
  7. Tumbleweed Farm

    Tumbleweed Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,105
    52
    168
    Jun 17, 2011
    Benton City, WA
    I'm going with roo.
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That's definitely a boy. Cochin girls do not have combs like that at that age. Mine hardly have any and they are almost twice the age!

    ETA: Comparison photo of my cochin girl, Mabel. She is going on 20 weeks old this Saturday.

    [​IMG]

    and my 3 or 4 week younger cochin, Honey.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011
  9. srslychickning

    srslychickning Chillin' With My Peeps

    85
    7
    91
    Dec 5, 2011
    Garner, NC
    That comb looks "roo-ish" to me.
     
  10. snipercp

    snipercp Chillin' With My Peeps

    198
    0
    89
    Nov 22, 2011
    Nottingham
    id say roo due to what looks like pointed saddle feathers.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by