Cochin Frizzle Cockeral -- MPC doesn't agree (pictures)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kellykate, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so here is my little Bantam Cochin Frizzle -- his comb has only grown and turned more reddish since I last posted pictures. I contacted MPC (because you pay a premium to have bantams sexed) but they said there is still a chance it is a pullet and to wait until 18 weeks. Do I have any hope with this little guy -- we really like his sweet nature but couldn't keep him once he begins crowing!

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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yeah, that's a rooster. Can you email them a picture?
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Quote:Not a chance. That is an extremely big red comb for so young. Email them that pic, definitely. That is NOT a pullet.
     
  4. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I emailed them a photo but they said that :

    "Looking at the comb is not really that helpful in differentiating sex. It CAN indicate you have a rooster... or not. "

    So I guess I'll just wait -- they said at 18 weeks they will be able to tell by feathering not by comb?? Maybe at 18 weeks I should record the "cock-a-doodle-doo" to accompany the picture-- hee hee![​IMG]
     
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  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Sounds like that they are giving you the run around. I think that they know that they are in the wrong, but don't want to admit it or replace him. Do they have a guarantee?
     
  6. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I think they guarantee that 90% of the order will be correctly sexed. I completely understand sexing isn't 100% -- I just wish they would agree that it is a cockeral at this point. I only have 6 from them so I should get a refund. The only bummer is I will need to keep this cutie until then -- would love to add an actual Cochin Frizzle pullet to the mix but don't have the space until this guy is rehomed. So I'll just wait for a couple more months -- feeding and caring for an adorable little guy I know I can't keep --errrrr.
     
  7. onthespot

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    He sure is cute!!! Wish you were closer. I would feed, clean up and care for him until he was 18 weeks for you! I would just call them every day until they get sick of you and send you a pullet. That can NOT be a pullet, in my opinion.
     
  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's rediculous. You have a cockerel there. No pullet would have such a comb so early. At least none that I've ever seen...
     
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Defiantely a cockerel!
    Maybe you should include a link to this topic, in your next email to them [​IMG]
     

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