Cochin sexing help!?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kegmanatee, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. kegmanatee

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    I am the proud new mama of 2 41/2 week old chicks that I was told were Cochins. I was also told that they were both hens, but I obviously have one of each! Can anyone help me determine which is which? This is my first time having birds of any kind. I've had them since they were 3 days old, they hatched the same day and looked the same until the bigger one started getting feathers in. My husband says the smaller one is just the "runt", lol.
    One has feathered out much faster and is considerably bigger than the other.

    The smaller one's comb and wattles are slightly bigger than the bigger birds and are barely pinking up.
     
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  2. kegmanatee

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    These are my 'girls'
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

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    Could you get a better picture of the combs?
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    X2?
     
  5. kegmanatee

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    This is the bigger chick of the 2, with more feathers
     
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    This is the one I'm suspicious about
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

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    Your Cochins look like Brahmas due to the pea combs. They are at the stage where it could go either way, I would post again in a week to see if we can guess.
     
  8. kegmanatee

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    Hmm, i hadn't considered them being a different breed, I just trusted the lady I got them from. I'll post again in a week or so! Thank you
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, with those pea combs they're not Cochins but light Brahmas. I'm thinking both cockerels, sorry.
     
  10. kegmanatee

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    Oh no! I don't mind what breed....but the point of getting them was for eggs! At least they'll eat bugs if they are both cockerels. I'm already attached anyway [​IMG]
     

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