Boy or Girl???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dillonkane1994, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. dillonkane1994

    dillonkane1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few mixed breed cochin bantams that are about 3-4 weeks old, I was wondering if anyone has a clue to whether they are male or female. Thanks

    Here's the first chick, its a mixed frizzle cochin bantam:
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    Here's the second chick, its a buff cochin bantam:
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    They are both the same age.
     
  2. BirdNut

    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like cockerels to me. Most hens will not have that much wattle development at such an early age.
     
  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both boys
     
  4. dillonkane1994

    dillonkane1994 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you tell by the redness of the wattle? Or is it just the size of it in general?
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    to early to tell imo
     
  6. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I generally go by the size of the comb and wattle. Redness is a good indicator as well. I have been fooled a few times especially with leghorns.
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My early vote is boys. Post pics again in a few weeks?
     
  9. SilverPhoenix

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    At their age, a pullet will usually have virtually no noticeable comb/wattles. In another two weeks or so, you'll know for certain.
     
  10. I can't tell at that age.
     

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