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Cochins - Am I guessing Right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Windswept, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Windswept

    Windswept In the Brooder

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    Here are my 3 week old cochins and I think I can tell my roos from the pullets..........but I am new to chicks so I could be all wrong. I know it is early but I would like hear what others think.

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    My guess is 3 Self Blue/Lav Cochin Roos

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    My guess is 2 Self Blue/Lav Cochin Pullets

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    My guess is 2 Blue (Black) Cochin Roos

    Thanks for any guesses or advice,
     
  2. Good Guessing!! [​IMG]

    You got it right!!
     
  3. Windswept

    Windswept In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I figured it was to early but I was see big differences in them and thought I might be able to guess. Still waiting on the Silkies lol but at 3 weeks I think I for sure have one roo possibly 2 and maybe if I am really lucky 1 pullet but not easy to guess on them.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    I'd say you got it right, except that the 2 in the last pic are mottled, not black.
     
  5. Windswept

    Windswept In the Brooder

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    I ordered blue cochins but I wondered myself on them. Today I was noticing the mottled look on their feet feathering.
     
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

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    Wow! They have some combs for only 3 weeks!
     
  7. Windswept

    Windswept In the Brooder

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    Yea making it easy for me [​IMG]
     
  8. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Songster

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    I wish my guys had combs like that at 3 wks.
    By the way your guys/gals are adorable!!!!
     
  9. Windswept

    Windswept In the Brooder

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    Thank you! This is my first time with chickens so I am happy everything has being going so well so far.
     
  10. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

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    Quote:I ordered blue too and got all splash which was 4 of them and 1 looks like it might be a mottle like the last pic but am still hoping for a black or blue one.
     

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