Calling all Cochin Experts! Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sfw2, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I have two Black Cochins, about 18 weeks old. I've had them since they were a couple of days old. I know that Cochins are slower to mature than some other breeds, but I'm wondering about gender. What do you look for when sexing Cochins? I'm fairly sure that one is a pullet, but I'm have my suspicions about the other one. Here (s)he is:

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  2. isadream

    isadream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like pullets to me!!
     
  3. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not a Cochin expert, but it looks like a Roo to me. My daughter just brought home 20-ish week old White Cochin Bantams and her Roo looks like that.
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    female
     
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Quote:usschicago1 - Do you have any pics of your cochins, so I can compare? This is my first year with chickens. I spotted my RIR and Ameraucana/EE roos pretty easily. How do you tell with a Cochin roo?

    BTW, from your handle, I assume you're USN connected. My husband is retired Navy.
     
  6. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    at first look. Roo.

    but I've been wrong before
     
  8. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pppppppullet
     
  9. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessin pullet:)

    I see no hackle feathers or saddle feathers which indicates a female. I don't raise LF cochins I raise bantams, by 18 weeks you can defintely see hackle and saddle feathers in the males.
     
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  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I say roo. But I have been wrong before.
     

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