Feeling Nervous...Cochin Roos or Pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hokankai, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam cochin chicks are 4 weeks old now and are finally starting their growth spurt. They've been very slow to grow and one of them is still refusing to grow/feather out.

    Anyway, I woke up to new combs and it's freaking me out! Is it still too early to assume they're all boys or am I pretty much doomed? Combs are all yellowy-pink, no red from what I can see. The pics are a little washed out. Here are the babies in question.

    #1 who I'm PRAYING is a girl...but it sprouted a comb overnight and now I'm nervous [​IMG]
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    colors got washed out, but if you look carefully you'll see the comb and developing wattles
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    #2 who I think is a boy...but I'll probably keep him anyway because he'd be my first frizzle!
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    #3 another I just have been calling a boy
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    #4 Midge the runt. yes she's 4 weeks old, haha
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    #5 This baby got a comb at 2 weeks old, but still no red
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    #6 the last one, who is unfortunately a cross-beak cull, is the one that makes me nervous. No comb or wattles yet...does that mean everyone else is a boy?!
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  2. kharmel2

    kharmel2 New Egg

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    For comparison, my Bantam Cochin was an obvious boy by 4 weeks. Bright red comb and wattles.

    Cloudy at 4 weeks:

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  3. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow thanks! I'll have to give my chicks another week I guess since they're a little behind in development. Fingers crossed that those combs don't get any redder! [​IMG]
     
  4. kharmel2

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    Good luck!! Yours look like pullets to me although #5 is a little suspect. With mine, I actually knew at 2 weeks that he was a boy because his comb was already red by then.
     
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  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to tell,but #6 looks like she has a pea comb, which is why everyone elses looks bigger I think.
     
  6. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now THAT is interesting! These eggs came from a millie cochin breeding project and I didn't consider the possibility of different combs. Now I feel a bit better, I'll have to sit on my hands for another week or two!
     
  7. 6chicksinatub

    6chicksinatub Out Of The Brooder

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    @ kharmel: Wow! That is very red.
    We have a 7 wk old gold-laced bantam cochin whose got a large-ish comb w/ some wattle, but it's not red (more of a yellowish salmon.)
    I don't know what that means, if anything, I posted a question about that on this topic. I let you know what I hear.
    When I'm allowed I'll post pictures if it's still a mystery.
     
  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking your frizzle is a girl, lovely bird [​IMG] not too sure on the others but think you have a couple of other pullets amongst them so not all roos [​IMG]
     
  9. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    OOH they are so cute, what ever they are. I kept my extra cochin roos in a bachelor coop with a couple of Buff Orp roos who were raised with them and they are great.
     
  10. winnerwinnerchickendinner

    winnerwinnerchickendinner New Egg

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    please don't cull your crossbeaked chick!
    we have two, one of them is over a year old (her name is BentBeak, but sometimes we call her CrazyFace) and she does fine eating, just a little smaller than the rest of the hens. the other one is Bruce, she is about 9 or 10 weeks old, and nowhere near as crazy looking as BentBeak, but also gets along just fine. she is a very happy little girl!

    as for if your chicks are roos or pullets....i'm no help in that area either! i can't tell any of mine apart, and figure i'll wait till they either lay eggs or start crowing!
     

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