Cochin bantam - Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarcastaMOm, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. SarcastaMOm

    SarcastaMOm Out Of The Brooder

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    We thought Bigfoot, our sweet little Cochin bantam, was going to be a male due to her comb developing quite early. Now I'm thinking she's female as her comb hasn't grown with her, and isn't reddening up. This is her at about 7 weeks any ideas?

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  2. DelDels

    DelDels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red wattles at that age usually mean its a cockerel. It sure is sweet!
     
  3. BorderBrigade

    BorderBrigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure cockerel on Bigfoot. The comb and wattles are red and pretty large for a seven week old. Here is my seven week old LF Cochin pullet for reference. Comb is very small and still yellow and no wattles.
     
  4. BorderBrigade

    BorderBrigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I would hang onto it just in case. One of my favorite Cochin hens looked like a rooster for the longest time. She had a big comb and wattles for a long time, I would have been very upset if I'd have gotten rid of her!
    Does your Cochin have partridge markings? If that's what I'm seeing, I would think they'd be more red if it were a boy, not brown.
     
  7. christinethemac

    christinethemac Out Of The Brooder

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    What was the outcome?
     

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