Difference between male and female Mottled Cochin chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ladychicken&Ducklover, May 28, 2012.

  1. ladychicken&Ducklover

    ladychicken&Ducklover Songster

    May 21, 2011
    Champion, Michigan
    Ok, I am unable to get pics of them at this time , however, I was guaranteed females when I ordered Mottled Cochin bantams, so I was wondering how I can tell the difference between them just by looking?

    I'm curious because out of the 2 I have which are now 3 weeks old , one is Alot more interested in me , comes running to my hand and gives it a little peck. All the others are very skittish.

    This little one climbs onto my hand and sits on my shoulder alot.

    If anyone could just describe the difference , I would greatly appreciate it.

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    What kind of differences do you mean? Mottled cochins are not sexable by colour, but if you have a chick with a pink comb, it's most likely a boy.

    I find my boys are always more outgoing. Especially my cochins. I call them my little buddies, because as soon as the boys hear me knock on their brooder, they come running. They are about the same age, and I'm guessing by the size/colour of their combs, that they are boys. So I have 2 boys out of 4.
  3. ccshambhala

    ccshambhala Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    I don't know who you got your chicks from but i have not heard of anyone sexing bantams.... by about 4-5 weeks you should be able to tell by the combs (educated guesses anyway)

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