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First 2nd time raising cochins

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silky ma, May 31, 2016.

  1. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie hen and incubator hatched out 14 of 28 calico Cochin eggs and mama did a great job raising the chicks. Now I need help sexing. The chicks are now 56 days old (8 wks)


    It is my thought that at this age the growing Roos have larger and redder combs and wattels. Am I correct?
    In the second pic the blue marked chick has tried to crow and the one next to him on his left I Marked pink -I think is a boy and is marked pink cause it loves my attention. You can barely see the pink. Am I correct that The combs and wattels grow faster and redder in developing Roos? Is this a dependable way to sex young Cochins?

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  2. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, the pink and blue marked ones are both boys, and possibly the one at the very back of the row, but I can't see it's comb as well.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Congrats on your hatch! I've got some calico bantam cochin eggs in the incubator now [​IMG]

    You are spot-on about sexing. I've not raised this color before, but all my other color bantam Cochins, the males get those larger red combs pretty darn early.
     
  4. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!! It looks like I have 5 boys. I already have 3 silky adult Roos so I will only be able to keep one from this batch. So the one who has the sweetest disposition and is sweet on me will stay.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Where are you located?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've never seen cochins that color - that are beautiful.
     

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