gender of polish and bantam cochin

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

  1. smallcitychick

    smallcitychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
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    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
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    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]
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  2. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    smallcitychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else going to chime in and help decide gender?
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    11 weeks this is right before he started molting.
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 comb..so it is Pullet
     
  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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