Cochin and Polish Roo or Pullet, and Mystery Bird

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. i need to stay off craigslist for a while. Just got moved, still setting up pens and runs, shed/coop on order from Home Depot. But i saw the words "silkie, cochin, polish, hen" and could not resist. So this young woman brings over two little grey/black silkies, a white crested black polish, a silver-laced (?) cochin, and a mystery bird. She said they were probably hens, but not positive. She got three of them at Easter, and the others a week after. So i think maybe the silkies are 8 weeks or so, and the others 10 weeks?

    So first off, i'm thinking the polish is a rooster. i see the crest flowing back, maybe pointy saddle feathers, and felt what might be spurs coming in. Would appreciate input from any of you polish experts out there.

    Then on the cochin - i've never had one so have no idea what to look for. This is supposed to be a bantam, but she's a lot bigger than the rest of this little bantam group. She's the leader of the pack, but not sure if it's because she's a rooster or because she is the largest.
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    Here are several pics of the mystery bird. She looks fully formed, all feathered out, but is just the dinkiest thing i've ever seen, and so sweet. Does anyone know what she is, and then does she look like a pullet or a roo?

    Finally, here is a picture of one of the little silkies, just because.

    Any input on what that little white-spotted brown chick is, and then gender on the cochin and polish, would be very much appreciated. [​IMG]

  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    I cant tell about the silkie, but everyone else looks like females to me
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    spangled old english bantam pullet on the mystery chick.

    I think the rest are female too, your cochin is probably standard not bantam. The bantam cochin I've ever had were smaller than yours.
  4. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    South Central, KY
    Your Cochin is a Silver Laced, and it might be bigger cause it is a little older? If not it might be a Standard.

  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    I'm guessing the Silkie is a roo..... cute chickens [​IMG] Love that little mottled one.
  6. i sure hope no one is a roo. i have one gorgeous white silkie rooster and don't want to add anymore. Here he is. Isn't he pretty?

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  7. Quote:Interesting, i have never looked into either of these breeds before. That little old english chick is so small and very sweet. Wondering if she will get much bigger.

    The cochin is light as a feather, and super soft. Both of then want to ride on my hand or shoulder all day. i really need to get my larger pen up and running!

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