frizzled bantam cochin Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kari_dawn, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this bird from the assorted banti bin at the feed store back in October. Lucked out, and got an apparent frizzle. Yay! Now, four-ish months later, is Karma a Male or Female? [​IMG]

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    ...Im kinda thinkin roo...that comb and those wattles seem pretty pink for four months [​IMG]
     
  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no guesses?
     
  3. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking you have a pullet. For four months, her comb is fairly small. Then again, I have been wrong before.
     
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  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, tough call. Comb looks small but, it also looks red. I guess I would just be patient and wait and see if it starts trying to cock a doodle do or if it lays an egg. Pretty bird.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks just like my black hen, so I'm going pullet because the neck feathers and tail feathers are shorter like my hen not long like my roo
     
  6. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the replys guys...all of the normal rooster vs hen markers (hackle and saddle feathers) are very hard to see...would a bird even have hackle/saddle feathers by four months?

    I really want this one to be a hen, and as far as I know, MPC is the only one that sexes banties, so chances are, the assorted feedstore banties were probably straight run...man that would be awesome if I ended up with a frizzle (not just a carrier) AND it was a girl [​IMG]
     
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  7. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also noticed that in cochins the male's neck is usually longer when they are in alert position.
     
  8. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a little pullet to me and a pretty one, too :)
     
  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet! Comb is still small and pink. I think if it were a roo, she would have more comb growth- and be more in the gawky cockeral stage- comb sprouting, tall stance, etc.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    pullet...a cockerel would have a bigger comb and largger wattles along with being much more red in the face
     

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