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cockerel or pullet - cochin mix

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DomiHentrix, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my Cochin/Silkie Mix

    Any ideas?

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    TIA!
     
  2. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I should add that it is 5wks old
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Its hard to tell....
     
  4. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way to tell, short or one crowing?
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Looks like a hen to me, but it is difficult to tell with that picture. Any way you could get a close up shot of his/her body and head?

    Basically what you want to look for are pointy saddle (rump) and hackle (neck) feathers. Also, the tail feathers will start to come in with little points and eventually they will curl over. You can also look at the comb (fleshy part on the head). If it is large that is a good indication of a rooster. Usually you can also tell by the color of the comb (More red at young age = rooster). However, it looks like your little guy has the dark skin of a silkie so that may not be a good indicator.
     

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