Cochin and Marans...roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ellie, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Hi, these are two eggs that my broody hen, Poppi hatched. One is a Cochin and the other is a Marans. They are 15 days old. What do you think?

    This is at one week:


    This was today at 15 days old:


    Dust bathing



  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Well, it is still early and they are different breeds, but, in the second picture, the one in the middle is starting to get a pretty big comb, seems like rooster.
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Yeah, I know it is early, but I can hardly wait to post on BYC when I get new chicks because I am lousy at sexing chicks. [​IMG]

    Gosh, I can hardly tell them apart half the time yet they are completely different breeds.
  4. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    Quote:I agree. I have a maran that is 3 weeks old and it has a comb like yours and I am pretty sure he is a rooster because my older roosters don't like him.
  5. spikennipper

    spikennipper Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Kent, UK.
    It's still a little early to tell but I'm pretty sure the one in the first pic on the right is a hen the other may quite possibly be a roo.

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