Boys or girls? About 11 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skyhunt2016, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. skyhunt2016

    skyhunt2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    This little frizzle cochin got a tiny comb and little wattles about 3 weeks ago. But it's not as large as it could be. Please tell me it's a hen?! The color is pretty true.
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    Then there's this other little cochin (bottom right) - her comb and tiny wattles are pink, but these two have more pronounced features than any of my other chickens.
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    What do you think, please?
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry but I have two girls who are 12 weeks old today and they still have next to no comb (which has only a slight blush of pink), and no wattles. You are lucky they aren't crowing yet - my boys started crowing between 6 and 8 weeks old!
     
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  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are my girls for comparison. I got a nice picture of them yesterday. They were the only 2 girls out of 8 chicks and ALL of the frizzles we hatched were boys.
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The red Frizzle and the Mottled are both cockerels.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry they are cockerels but the frizzle is really pretty
     
  6. skyhunt2016

    skyhunt2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all - I am so sorry to hear that y'all think they are both cockerels. The red one was killed this weekend by a stray dog that got onto my property and through 2 fences, but I continue to hope with the cochin (who hid in the coop and escaped the slaughter).

    No crowing, just started clucking. Last week he/she was peeping. JaeG, I appreciate the pic of your girls for comparison. I too had a white frizzle cochin with no comb at all, same age, she got killed too. This is my only bantam left. Maybe he'll be a quiet rooster?

    Again, thanks for taking the time to reply!
     
  7. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I'm so sorry. That's awful! Poor you.
     
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  8. skyhunt2016

    skyhunt2016 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, JaeG - it seriously sucked. But yesterday was a banner day, I got 4 bantam chicks and 2 turkey poults and everyone is happily growing up in my newly extended coop as of this morning. They are all sexed pullets, so I shouldn't have to ask the question again. Breeder will take them back if he wasn't right :)

    And all is secure now - no way in for bad dogs. Learned the hard way - NEVER use poultry netting. Everything is hardware cloth now.
     

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