Cochins so confused about their sex!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by serenityNH, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All.

    I have 2 splash Cochins that are 14 weeks old and can not tell if they are pullets or cockerels. I have 2 blue Cochins from the same hatch and it is so obvious which is a pullet and which is a cockerel but the splash are right in the middle and I am just not sure what they are?
    I had thought they were pullets but now their wattles and combs are bright red!
    You opinions are GREATLY appreciated!
    Thanks!

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  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 14 weeks, my Cochin pullets are usually fully, fluffily feathered and have hardly any comb. My cockerels usually take a bit longer to settle into their feathering and have larger red combs. Based on this, I think you have two cockerels.
     
  3. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My blue Cochin that I am sure is a pullet is like you describe. she is fully feathered out and has hardly a comb or wattles and they are barely even pink. My blue Cochin cockerel has a huge comb and wattles and has been trying to mount all the girls. These two splash just don't look like/act like either of my other Cochins but they lean more towards my cockerel.
    Guess I probably have 2 more roo's!
     
  4. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. serenityNH

    serenityNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. [​IMG] Anyone else want to weigh in?
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    2 pretty splash boys [​IMG]
    Here's a pic of my splash girl for comparison
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  7. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sitting on the toilet
    they are so clucking cute
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm having a hard time deciding with my 7 wk old Cochins. I hatched out 8 of them and only 1 has the red comb and wattles. But how could I have gotten lucky enough to get 7 hens and one Roo? So I must be wrong about it lol
    I just want to tell you I LOVE the stones and grass there in front of your coop! I'm going to go out and fashion mine the same way today.
     

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