Cochin Help me decide for sure on Sex please;)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GrammiChelle, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. GrammiChelle

    GrammiChelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2014
    Southwest Texas
    I'm 99.99999999% sure I've got an over abundance of cockerels on my hands. But I'm praying I'm wrong because it means that out of 15 straight run Feather Footed Fances, I only got 4 pullets. 11 cockerels seems like more than my fair share. Lol
    They're about 15-16 weeks now and all but one acts like a cockerel. I am certain this guy is a cockerel about what age do Cochins usually crow? .

    This is the only one I'm hopeful about. It also developed comb and wattles early, but they do appear a slightly lighter in hue than the one above. IT also seems more docile and haven't yet caught it fighting with the boys. Seems to run from a fight. It's very friendly with me.

    My big question is, with a Cochins super fluffy feathers, how do you know a cockerel? I can't really tell If there are pointy feathers anywhere?

    On comb/wattle development alone, these are boys. I also have 3 Blacks that m almost positive are all cockerels, even though as very young chicks, one of them definitely had smaller legs/feet. About half the size n the legs as the other, but now their combs and wattles all appear about the same, whereas my Partridge Cochins, the two pullets have almost no combs/wattles and the two cockerels look about like my Splash and Blacks. I'm soooooo bummed! I can only keep 2 of this year's cockerels, and so. Have about 6 too many, I'm afraid!
    Anybody have any better news for me? Or just let me have the bad news. Lol
  2. hicksfamily

    hicksfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    top picture is a cockerel. bottom is a pullet i think.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I'm thinking they are both cockerals. Sorry.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    top looks to be a cockerel but, so pretty - keep him and dump the others second picture is much too blurry to even guess about. Too close to camera & moved
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm thinking both are cockerels, too.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop

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