Cochin Roos or Hens???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newhenintown, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    First time backyard chicken owner here and I need some help sexing my feather babys. I have 6 cochins that are 3 months old but these 4 are the biggest so im starting to wonder roo or hen? I also have some "Easter eggers" but they're only 2 months old so ill wait on them plus im skeptical about the breed of one of them. If anyone could shed some like on these 4 that would be wonderful! TIA![​IMG]

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  2. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    Heres a better pic of the two black ones.

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    And here is my so called Easter egger that maybe someone can shed the light on its breed and gender? It has ear tufts and as far as I know Easter eggers do not and I can't find another pic of one with the same coloring as it.

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  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Those combs are looking mostly like boys.

    It's kinda hard to see the feathering, even though I tried blowing it up. But the silver and black ones look to have wide tails, more flowing like boys. But can you see any pointy saddle feather? 3 months might be young still for saddle feathers. But if you have girls of the same breed and don't have the same amount of comb and waddle, it's a pretty good indicater.
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    If the striped one has fluffy cheeks than it might be a barred rock cross with Ameraucana (or some other blue egg layer), which should give you Easter eggs.

    And... I haven't seen an EE that looks like that, so it's unique! [​IMG]
     
  5. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    The comb and waddles on my mottles (black and silver ones) look differently. Smaller and not as red on one but they look about the same color and size on my black ones. They won't be still long enough for me to look at their feathers.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like all boys except maybe one of the blacks. "black and white'' ones are Silver Laced not Mottled.
     
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  7. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking its coloring looked like a barred rock but those ear tufts are throwing me through a loop. I know whatever it is its a cross. Can't be purebred.
     
  8. newhenintown

    newhenintown Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I got these 4 from my mother and that's what she was calling them so i wasn't sure.
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I wasn't sure which variety Cochin come in, good to know.
     
  10. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    The wings are a dead give away then. Girls have beautiful lacing on the wings, while boys have what I described a mottled in another post about my SLW. Basically like splotched or whatever but not laced.

    So, I'm thinking that may be true about all laced varieties?
     

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