gender of polish and bantam cochin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smallcitychick, May 30, 2011.

  1. smallcitychick

    smallcitychick Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    Central Washington
    These gals (fingers crossed) are 7 1/2 weeks old. I'm pretty sure the polish is a girl [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] because of the more rounded feathers on the crest, but I've noticed the really red wattles coming in this last week or so.


    And the bantam cochin. I'm really not sure on. I already have to lf cochin hens, but I just can't tell if she's just pinking up/turning red because she's getting older or if it's roo qualities


    And one more photo just for kicks. My 2 year old thought we were having a regular old fashion shoot with the chickens and wanted to hold each one and have a picture taken [​IMG] This is her holding Lemon Drop, our 7 1/2 week old gold sex link, doesn't Lemon Drop look thrilled? [​IMG]
  2. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    They look girly except the white cochin im not sure on that one.
  3. smallcitychick

    smallcitychick Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    Central Washington
    Anyone else going to chime in and help decide gender?
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    Could the Cochin be older then 7 1/2 weeks? That's an awfully red face for that young. The comb is small, which makes me think pullet. The redness says roo..... Yikes! Maybe it's a pullet that developed early? I don't know, I think you will have to wait for an egg or crow. I don't know about the polish. My daughter wanted one, but the farm store didn't have any at the times I was there.
  5. Hegatha

    Hegatha Songster

    Mar 13, 2011
    Your Polish is a Rooster. The cochin is a pullet. My polish looked just like that had rounded feathers to but once he started molting he got the spikey feathers in yours has lots of red and wattles comin in. See

    8 Weeks

    11 weeks this is right before he started molting.
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Polish is a roo, its got to much wattle and the nose arch is big for a hen
  7. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    Polish is a Roo [​IMG]
    The Cochin is a Pullet [​IMG]
    The Cochin is turning red, but it has small comb and wattles, and Pullets will get red. By 5 weeks my Cochin Roo had a BIG red it is Pullet
  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
  9. Pele

    Pele Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    I'm not even going to try the Polish because their gender ways are sneaky and ninja-like [​IMG]

    The cochin however, is totally a pullet. White cochins tend to be very pink in the face. By 7 and 1/2 weeks, if you had a cochin roo, he'd be all wobbly-faced from a massive bright red comb. I have a 5 week old cochin that looks top-heavy right now because he put all his growing into a big manly comb. Poor guy needs to focus more on covering his poor naked spots IMO. *sigh at roo feathering*
  10. Sorry, that Polish is a boy. That face is way too red to be a girl at such a young age. Crest sexing is frustrating and unreliable. [​IMG]

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