Cochin Gender and/or Color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sk8inChick(en), Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    I have four Cochin chicks almost 1 month old. One I'm pretty sure is a cockerel, but the other three I am uncertain. I know it is a little early to tell, but any opinions would be appreciated. The suspected roo is the oddest color I've ever seen. His wings are black, his legs and feet look barred, and he was white speckled chest feathers growing in.

    I'm also wondering if the yellow/buff chick is a Cochin cross, as she has very little foot feathers, and black mixed in with her buff coloring.

    I would love to hear what others think about this!

    This is Louis, the suspected roo. Notice his coloring.
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    Louis again
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    And one more.
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    This is Blondie, the suspected cross. I believe she is a girl.
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    This is Stinks, not much of a comb, but has thick legs and tussles with the boy. Not sure. (S/he is a bantam)
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    And finally, we have Chickadee, the smallest of the group. I'm thinking girl, due to size, personality, etc. (Bantam also)

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    Thank you for reading, and thanks for your advice! [​IMG]
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Louis is the only boy I see at the moment, that could change since they are so young.
     
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  3. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'm glad to hear someone else say it looks like just one roo. I guess we'll see!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Louis is definitely a roo.
     
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  5. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help, guys! Louis has made it quite clear to us that he is a boy. He watches out for the others, lets them eat first, and they hide under him when they feel threatened. He's a lot bigger than the other LF chick, and he has a pretty thick set of drumsticks. We'll see how loud he gets in a subdivision...
     

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