Cochin Quandary

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by woolymama, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. woolymama

    woolymama Out Of The Brooder

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    My blue Cochin "pullet" Clementine is 24 weeks old and has never showed signs of being anything other than a girl. Until now. Suddenly it seems she's all red around the eyes and her comb and wattles seem larger and redder, too. I know some Cochin hens have fairly large combs and wattles compared to other breeds, but take a look. Do I have another roo here?
     
  2. woolymama

    woolymama Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry this pic isn't all that big.
     
  3. woolymama

    woolymama Out Of The Brooder

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    Let's try this pic again:
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    Hope that's better.
     
  4. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

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    The feather sure look like hen to me I have a cochin that has pretty big wattles and comb No crowing yet thats a good sign [​IMG]
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Are you SURE all of those birds are 24 weeks?
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    If that's a hen then I better rethink my cochin pen!
     
  7. woolymama

    woolymama Out Of The Brooder

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    Most of my birds are 24 weeks - the little Amercaucana there is a bit younger than the others. I got them all from the same lady and I know for certain this Cochin is that age. Nobody has started laying yet, and the one "confirmed" roo I have (also 24 weeks) is a Wyandotte - he's smaller than this girl/boy, but he has been crowing for over a month now. This cochin? Not a peep. But she/he is HUGE.
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Well- cochins are slow to develop. I have seen this even more so in the standards. I have banty cochin roos that have been crowing for a month. The standards that are the same age- not a peep. They do "play fight" quite a bit though. The roos always seem a bit more curious too. They give me that "whatcha doin?" look every time I'm near them. The hens are more like "let me out!" or ""whatcha got?" [​IMG]

    BTW- I just noticed how your cochin is dark on the top half, not just the neck. This is usually how the blue roos feather in.
     
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  9. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a Pullet getting ready to lay. The girls get super chrimson red right before they lay. I have 7 cochins.
     
  10. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    It's a Pullet getting ready to lay. The girls get super chrimson red right before they lay. I have 7 cochins.

    Your cochins lay at 4 months? [​IMG]
     

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