Feathered Bowling Balls-roosters or hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by foofpoofkazzam, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. foofpoofkazzam

    foofpoofkazzam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have 2 black Cochins and have no idea if they are actually hens. I live in a neighborhood so roosters are not allowed. I love my feathered bowling balls and am hoping I don't have to give 1 or both away if they are roosters. Here is a photo of them together. [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Beautiful pullets!
     
  3. foofpoofkazzam

    foofpoofkazzam Out Of The Brooder

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    Yippee!!!!! Thanks. How can you tell?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You didn't state their age, but to me they appear to be at least four months old. They have no feathering characteristics of cockerels (pointy hackle, saddle, and coverlets) and are not exhibiting the enlarged comb of a cockerel.
     
  5. foofpoofkazzam

    foofpoofkazzam Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, yes they are 4 months old. Thank you for the information.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have pullets for sure. They're very beautiful!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely pullets!
     
  8. foofpoofkazzam

    foofpoofkazzam Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so thrilled. I would have hated to give them away. They are so sweet and I love seeing them run across the lawn. They really look like bowling balls rolling past!
     

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