Cochin roo or hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LazyOakes, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. LazyOakes

    LazyOakes Out Of The Brooder

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    Both of these chicks are 6 weeks old and are from the same hatch, although the buff is larger and more fully feathered. Their combs and wattles seem awfully large and red for this age, but I have never had cochins before, so I'm not sure what to expect with them. I am really hoping that at least one of them is a roo because I lost my sweet roo to a fox attack a few weeks ago.

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    With combs that size, both are cockerels. Sorry you lost your rooster; hopefully, one of these will replace him!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Both of those look like roos.
     
  4. LazyOakes

    LazyOakes Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hunch they are both roos too, but one is significantly smaller than the other and hasn't feathered out as quickly. Perhaps he is simply a runty roo?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You're in luck they're both roosters.
     

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