Cochin pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CrazyForCochins927, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. CrazyForCochins927

    CrazyForCochins927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if one of my new chickens is a pullet or a roo? I have 8 cochin chickens, which are about 7 weeks old now. I ordered all females, and I am sure of all but one. We are calling her Bea (short for Queen Bee) and she is the white and black splash one. Early on she started showing characteristics of a roo, by standing with her head tall and always being between us and the rest of the chicks. Her comb and wattles aren't too red yet, but they are more pronounced than all of the other chickens. She even goes right up to the neighbors cat when the others run away (picture). These are our first chickens, and I was hoping for all females. Any ideas?[​IMG]

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say roo, the chochin pullets I had di dnot have combslike that
     
  3. CrazyForCochins927

    CrazyForCochins927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything else for me to look for to tell if she is a male or female, other than the comb/wattles and waiting for a crow?
     

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