buff cochin - do girls sometimes have huge waddles/combs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muell112, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4.5 month old buff cochin and am confused about the sex. She/he has a very prominent waddle/comb, but no pointy tail feathers. The roosters have been mating with her/him. Does that confirm she is a he? Here's a pic, and this was taken about a month ago.

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say that's a roo.
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. Looks like a hen to me.

    Maybe I'm just overly optimistic. [​IMG]


    Edited to add: I just realized that's an old photo. Can you take a more recent one? Chickens can change a lot in a month's time...
     
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  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Judging by that photo I think pullet. Those are some big WATTLES though!
     
  5. muell112

    muell112 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'll take a newer photo tonight. She acts like a hen, doesn't crow and like I said draws attention from the roosters. She just has that big ol' waddle and comb!
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Need an up dated photo, but yep it can happen with over sized wattles and comb.
     
  8. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judging by other sex-characteristics (hackle and sickle feathers) I think its a hen.
     
  9. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff does not have big waddles but my black and my blue both do.
    That's a pullet.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    So the picture you have shown was of the bird at 3 1/2 months old? Since you say the bird is 4 1/2 months old, and the pic was a month ago? I've never seen comb and wattles that big on a 3 1/2 mo old pullet, but I guess it could happen. [​IMG]
     

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