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

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    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? .
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    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.
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    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

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    I'm thinking they are both cockerals. Sorry.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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

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

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Cockerels.
     

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