Do I have a rooster??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cookie's_Clucks, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Cookie's_Clucks

    Cookie's_Clucks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some Buff and Blue Cochin Bantam chicks about 5 weeks old, is there any way to tell if I have any males?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Any of them have big, red combs? Or you can post a picture and we can out any boys.
     
  3. JodyJo

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  4. Cookie's_Clucks

    Cookie's_Clucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, first of all, I must say I could be wrong about the color and breed in the first place. I do know they are bantams, but that is all I know for sure. I am just assuming they are Cochin. So maybe you could tell me for sure, but anyway here are a couple pictures and I'm sorry they are not very good. But you might be able to tell some of them have larger combs than the others.

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  5. TNRIRRoo

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup that's a roo [​IMG]
     
  7. alexalet

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    you really have to wait until 7-10 weeks of age when they start crowing to really tell if they are pullets or cockerels. mine just hit 9 weeks today and this morning i had a suspect hen start crowing! [​IMG]
     
  8. Rainbow Dash

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    To me, they look like they could have Rhode Island/New Hampshire Red in them, and the blue have some Blue Andalusian in them (I'm not sure, the ones I have are merely 2 week old chicks.)
    It's hard to find out unless you look up their vent. I'm new to sexing chickens myself, so I wouldn't know what to look for, but in a few weeks you should know with the crowing, spurs, etc.
    If you must know now, I'd open up a new thread asking this.
     
  9. Cookie's_Clucks

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    Ok thanks everyone! Time will tell!
     
  10. BeetleChick

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    My black Cochin bantam started crowing at 7 weeks. I just looked at his pictures from the same age, his comb started to turn pinker about 5-6 weeks.
     

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