Cochin, Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AWChickens, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out some of Feather Acres standard cochins, they are 7 weeks old now. These are a first for me with this breed and I'm trying to get an idea of gender. So far, the opinion seems to be that I have 4 girls- I just CANNOT believe I got an all female hatch, so I thought I'd get a few more opinions. Pictures of the four below:

    cochin #1
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    cochin#2
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    cochin #3
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    cochin #4
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  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Looks like 4 pullets to me.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Judging from those pics I'd say pullets but it is not easy to tell when they are young [​IMG]
     
  4. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unbelievable- as in I cannot wrap my head around not ending up with at least 50% roos....I thought that only happened in movies or dreams [​IMG]
     
  5. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like all pullets [​IMG] maybe you should buy a lottery ticket looks like you are in a streak of good luck [​IMG]
     
  6. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    My bantam cochin cockerels had very red combs and wattles showing by 3-4 weeks. Those look like girls to me.
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
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    Looks like pretty pullets to me. #4 MIGHT be a cockerel, but I am still leaning girlish
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    Christina
     
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  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like girls to me. Mine at that age already had little red wattles.
     
  9. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what my roo looked like at 8 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Look like pullets. Are they bearded?

    ETA: The white is a male
     
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