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Cochin chicks. Do I have hens or roosters?

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

  1. mrscrowe711

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a mix. For example, in the first pic: roo, roo, pullet
     

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