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Frizzled Cochin gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luckysaysgo, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. luckysaysgo

    luckysaysgo Chirping

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    How can I tell the gender of this grizzled Cochin? So far no eggs or crowing..I think it's about eight months old.[​IMG]
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  3. luckysaysgo

    luckysaysgo Chirping

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    Thanks! How can you tell?
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

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    That's a pullet. Her comb and wattles are tiny, and I see no pointy hackle feathers. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Looks like a pullet to me, too.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I think she's a pullet.
     
  7. luckysaysgo

    luckysaysgo Chirping

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    I'm happy for all the pullet votes! When do Cochins start to lay?
     

  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Laying age varies with each individual bird. However, most chickens (including Cochins) begin laying by about 6 months of age.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    "Normal" age for laying varies from bird to bird. But, most breeds start laying between 5 and 7 months old. Cochins are a slower-maturing breed, so they may take a littler longer.
     
  10. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Crowing

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    I agree.

    Your little pullet seems a little ways off from laying. Her comb is still very small.
     

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