1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Cochin chicks. Do I have hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrscrowe711, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. mrscrowe711

    mrscrowe711 Hatching

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 14, 2016
    [​IMG]
     

  2. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging Premium Member

    4,613
    8,925
    661
    Sep 29, 2014
    New Zealand
    How old is it? I'm assuming it's a bantam? Bantam Cochin boys tend to start growing wattles at the age of around 6 weeks and their wattles and combs grow fast (and red). If this bird is about 10 weeks old or older it's a pullet that's starting to grow her comb. Hope that helps.
     
  3. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    1,965
    293
    151
    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    With my hatchery cochins, the boys were obvious pretty early with red, prominent combs. If this chick was in my flock, it would be a pullet.
     
  4. mrscrowe711

    mrscrowe711 Hatching

    8
    0
    7
    Aug 14, 2016
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Songster

    1,965
    293
    151
    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    You have a mix. For example, in the first pic: roo, roo, pullet
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by