Do I have Hens or Roosters? Barred cochin chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mrscrowe711, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. mrscrowe711

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All cockerels. The barring is too 'light' for females, plus two of them are already turning red in the comb.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid you do have three lil cockerels.
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, all cockerels.

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    all cockerels :( sorry
     
  6. ChickenChester

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    @junebuggena, what do you mean when you say the "barring is too light?" I just got some chickens and one is a barred cochin. I am trying to understand what references mean. Thank you.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Males that are pure for the barring gene have two copies, making their white stripes thicker and giving an overall lighter appearance. Females can only ever have a single copy, making them look darker.
    Males have thicker white stripes and more narrow black stripes. Females have thicker black stripes and more narrow white stripes.
     
  8. ChickenChester

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    @junebuggena, thank you for explaning. I appreciate it. Here is my little girl. So with that logic, she seems like she has bigger and more black stripes. Do you think she could br a girl?

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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    A bit young to be absolutely certain, but looks like a pullet for now.
     
  10. ChickenChester

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    Thank you for giving your opinion!
     

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