giant cochin "pullets" from Welp, NEW PICS 5 WKS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by farmerChef, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 assorted giant(LF) cochin pullets from Welp Hatchery, Hatched 3/16. They are now a month old. Looks like I have 3 or 4 roosters. [​IMG] Looks like I need to contact them.
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    2. was solid black when smaller
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    3. the poofiest
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    4. dark red when smaller
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    5. the one I think is a pullet
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    when they where small
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  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

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

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    [​IMG] They all look like roos to Me sorry
     
  3. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    2, 4 & 5 look like girls to me. Not sure about 1 and 3.

    Candace
     
  4. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they all look like girls to me... not sure on 5. Photos of the entire chick would help.
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 does have a full body pic. Did you mean 2 or 3?
     
  6. just2rosey

    just2rosey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all,
    I am new to Cochins, and purebred chickens for exhibition. I grew up on a farm, I tend to think of chickens from a utilitarian point of view. But my daughter and I are starting a flock for 4-H, so I am learning, too. My friend has a pair of Mille Fleur bantam cochins, and she gave me several hatching eggs. Is this variety still a project, or is it recognized? What genetics are being used to produce them, where should we start with breeding them? Ok I just set eggs this week, [​IMG] so I have time to study the genetics, but I don't even know where to start. [​IMG] What crosses were used to develop the color? I will have to get some new blood since these eggs will all be full siblings. Thanks for any info.

    Ok, oops, I swear I thought I was on the main cochin thread, how did I end up here? I will respost where I meant to.
     
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  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed the barred chick was chest bumping with some of the chicks I know are roos........ Hmmm

    #4 also has a funny looking comb. Its like a straight comb, but with only one spike in the back??? It almost looks like a cross between a rose and a straight comb.
     
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  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else? Sometimes I look at them, and say, Its a rooster, then other times, the comb almost seems pink, and I'll say, well, maybe it's a pullet? These littte cochins are playing tricks on me. [​IMG]
     
  9. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like pullets to me!!!
     
  10. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

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    They look like pullets to me? I had a standard cochin roo once, you could tell very early he was a roo! Huge red comb, super thick legs and a very stout beak.
     

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