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Calico Cochins all roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frizzlett98, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought these 3 and was told there was 1 roo and 2 hens. Now I'm certain there are 2 roos and possibly a 3rd. The third pic is of the possible roo. What do you think? I will probably keep 1 roo to breed with my Frizzle Cochin hen.
    [​IMG] 100% roo.
    [​IMG] 100% roo in the middle.
    [​IMG] Hen in question. It's comb is flopped over but when it's straight, it's as big as the roosters' combs. It's wattles aren't as big and this one is a little smaller than them over all. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UNLESS.... the 2nd pic is a hen and the first is the roo they knew about. Ugh! I hope they're not all roos. :(
     
  3. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any idea?
     
  4. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it looks like the last one is likely a hen, but the other two are roos. The redness of the hens comb could depend on how old she is and whether she is laying.
     
  5. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was a little worried because of her hackle feathers and it looks like she may have rooster saddle feathers too. I sure hope she's actually a hen. Her pelvic bones are about one fingers width apart. Is that too far for a rooster?
     
  6. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And they are 4-6 months old. I forgot exactly but I think closer to 5.
     
  7. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any other guesses?
     
  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all roosters, I can see pointed feathers on all of them. Usually there is a dominate rooster if there are multiple, so the lesser roosters have smaller combs. Hens would have short, rounded feathers all over
     
  9. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was afraid of. I didn't get a bad deal on them even though they are roosters.
     
  10. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep the hen-ish one and hopefully find some hen for him.
     

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