Cochin Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BaGAWK!!, May 21, 2012.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chirping

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    This is a 10 week old cochin bantam from TSC as a chick. What gender? She acts very hennish, stance, etc. Cochins are usually easy to sex but this one has had me guessing.

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  2. Cheeky Chick

    Cheeky Chick Songster

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    I'm no expert but she looks very girlie to me.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I've not seen that much red on that young a cochin pullet. I'm thinking roo.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    White cochin hens do have bright red combs and wattles but if they grow any taller and longer it will be a roo. Are the hackle feathers rounded or more pointed? Rounded = pullet Pointed=roo. :thumbsup
     
  5. heybarb

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    So, now I am wondering if my buff cochin is a boy or a girl...I had assumed he was a boy...but he looks a lot like the cochin above...could he actually be a girl??

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  6. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Songster

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    White one....that is a lot of red for a cochin pullet at that age..yet, it looks girlie

    Buff one...definitely roo...that face says it all :)
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    My cochins never were red until they were close to laying. I am going with roo.

    Even my 20 week old partridge cochin roo has less development in the face :p
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    [​IMG] My cochin pullet - 30+ weeks. Just started laying.
     
  9. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    oooh she is so purty and pooffy I want to hug her and squeeze here and love her
     
  10. heybarb

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    So here's a picture of my other Buff Cochin...s/he's a little darker in color and the comb & waddles are still not as red as Reggie's. This one is the friendliest, most curious, follows me around, and cuddled with the OEGBs when they were little. He's a cockeral too, isn't he??? They are the only two cochins I have ever seen, so I don't have much to compare them too...both are 11 weeks old...

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