Can someone offer an opinion please. Cochin/Andelusion mix chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mickielee, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. mickielee

    mickielee Out Of The Brooder

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    ok.. I could only get one picture but I have two of these chickens. They are the only two like this that I have, the others that are the same age are Turkens so they look way different. This chicken is supposedly a pullet. It is almost 3 months old. It is an Andelusion/Cochin mix.
    Both my chickens like this one spend most of their day staring at each other and sparing each other. Do you think that this chicken is a
    male or female?[​IMG]
     
  2. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This does look like a pullet to me. She's very pretty. I don't see any super shiny neck hackle feathers, or shiny, thin, spiky saddle feathers in front of the tail, so my vote is pullet.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    At 12 weeks that's a cockerel.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb and feathering make me think "she" is a cockerel. But I don't see any pointed hackle/saddle feathers yet... I'm still going to guess cockerel for now.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd guess cockerel, based off of comb and wattle development and slow feathering.
     
  6. mickielee

    mickielee Out Of The Brooder

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    Bummer. I was hoping that she really was a she. Are there better pictures that I can take to make sure?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel. Even with the Andalusian blood, a pullet won't have that much comb this early.
    Cochins are a slower to mature breed, so that's why you're not seeing sex feathers yet--it's at the early end of the spectrum for any bird, besides.
     

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