Gender Identification Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FreeSpirit, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. FreeSpirit

    FreeSpirit Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's 3 Golden Laced Cochin Bantams that I'd like to identify since I'll be selling them.

    I believe this one is a roo
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    Another pic of him. Hope you can see the comb and wattles well enough.
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    And I think these are hens. (Hopefully!)
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  2. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they?

    They all look pretty hen-ish to me, but as I'm having gener issues with my own GL Cochin bantams I'm probably not the best judge. [​IMG] Have you heard any crowing attempts? My (definite) roo started in at about three weeks, and almost has a decent crow now at eight weeks.

    Either way, nice looking birds! Are they your own or from a hatchery?
     
  3. FreeSpirit

    FreeSpirit Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, forgot to put when they were hatched: May 27th, so that would make them about 5 weeks old or so.

    The bottom 2 look like hens to me, also. The top one I am not so sure about. No crowing attempts yet.

    I don't have a roo (can't keep one) so they are not my own stock, but some eggs were from eggbid.com and others were chicks from hatchery.

    I'm in love with cochins! [​IMG]

    Jordanne
     
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Hmm.. I'm not the best judge, since I have my own flock of ladies.. and one or two that may be in disguise... [​IMG]

    But they look like hens to me, too. The slightly larger comb may just indicate a slightly faster maturing girl. My BRs all are the exact same age, but their comb sizes go from small (in a bird who has light coloring like a roo), to medium (including one with waddles starting that I think is a roo) to larger (in my definite hen). Sometimes it really is wait and see. My group are 7.5 weeks, and no crowing attempts yet, so I may have all girls. This sexing thing isn't nearly as easy as I thought it would be!

    -Meghan
     
  5. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they all look like hens.
     
  6. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    all girls i think...how old are they?
     
  7. FreeSpirit

    FreeSpirit Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They hatched on May 27th, so that would make them about 5 weeks old or so.
     
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  8. FreeSpirit

    FreeSpirit Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow... I really hope they are all hens!

    That first one worries me because its comb is a wee bit bigger... but no real wattle growth and it is extremely friendly ... loves to jump on laps. Cross your fingers![​IMG]
     
  9. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i think both of them are hens. . .but i might be wrong!
     

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