Cochins. Roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frizzlett98, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six 4 week old Cochins. I know one is definitely a rooster which I've pictured first. The second I'm thinking rooster as well but not 100% sure. The third and fourth I think are hens. Pullets, if you want to get technical. But the last two, in not sure but leaning towards hens as well.
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    Quigley, the roo.
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    Penguin, suspected roo.
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    Minion, hen?
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    Peanut, hen?
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    Foggy, maybe hen?
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    And Mickie, also thinkin hen. I'm just judging by their combs at the moment since they aren't fully feathered. Thoughts?
     
  2. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Four weeks is a bit young. Just give them time. They might surprise you.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's "easier" at 6 - 8wks....We all wish there was a way to tell once they hatch but the only 100% way is waiting for that crow or egg [​IMG] Some breeds are harder/take longer to mature and detect.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    too young try again at 8 weeks old
     
  5. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like they're all pullets. But any other opinions? The last two pictures are the same one! The other 5 are all different!
    They are 6 1/2 weeks old now.
     
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