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Do I have a cochin pullet or a roo? (pictures)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CrazyForCochins927, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. CrazyForCochins927

    CrazyForCochins927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if one of my new chickens is a pullet or a roo? I have 8 cochin chickens that are about 7 weeks old now. I ordered all females, and I am sure of all but one. We are calling her Bea (short for Queen Bee) and she is the white and black splash one. Early on she started showing characteristics of a roo, by standing with her head tall and always being between us and the rest of the chicks. Her comb and wattles aren't too red yet, but they are more pronounced than all of the other chickens. She even goes right up to the neighbors cat when the others run away (picture). These are our first chickens, and I was hoping for all females. Any ideas? Also, is there anything else I should be looking for to tell what gender she is? Thanks! [​IMG]

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    at 7 weeks old and showing bright red like that?? ROOOO!
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My very first thought was Roo too. You must compare same ages together side by side to know for almost sure. Very nice set up you have there too!
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Roo
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Roo
     
  6. CrazyForCochins927

    CrazyForCochins927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some more pics of some of my other girls. Maybe that will help. [​IMG]

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  7. CrazyForCochins927

    CrazyForCochins927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess we will call her B for Boy!
     
  8. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    You can still call him Bea......


    I have a roo who I named Marilyn when he was itty bitty - he comes to the name [​IMG] so he has kept it.


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  9. CrazyForCochins927

    CrazyForCochins927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love his beard!!! [​IMG]

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  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Thanks [​IMG]

    He has no problem with a "girly name" as my DH calls it. [​IMG]
     

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