GLW and Banty Cochin...Help Sex These, Please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    The Wyandotte baby was a sexed pullet from Ideal, whose track record sexing lately hasnt been the best. I do think the Silver Laced Wyandottes that are a bit older than this one are pullets now, thank goodness. This GLW baby is about 4 weeks old now and has quite a long tail like pullets tend to do, that pink in that comb? I'm paranoid! The blue Cochin bantam doesn't seem like a frizzle anymore but still has no tail and is feathering out so much slower than the others. Can't tell if it's male or female. SO, please give me some input on both of them, if you would.
  2. tomstephens

    tomstephens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Charlotte NC
    The comb does look a suspicious. I'm positive my GLW didn't have that much color at 4 weeks. I don't think she had that much color at 8 weeks.
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Sorry Cyn, think they are both males.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That's sort of my thinking, too, Dustin. I've had SLWs before and they didn't have any real color in their combs till almost 3 months old. Never had a Cochin before, banty or otherwise, so I wasn't sure how they matured exactly. Dang Ideal sexers! I think they're nipping at the bottle on the job, LOL. This would be the second or third mistake I've picked up.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    If anyone else would like to comment, I'd welcome any other opinions, though.
  6. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    i suspect they are male.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, it'll be back to the feedstore for both of them unless someone here at BYC would like one.
  8. rubysmom

    rubysmom Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    This is a picture of my GLW at about 4 weeks. That's her on the far right. She had some definite pink color in the comb too and it never really developed into anything. She is 14 weeks now and appears to be a pullet. For what it's worth...

  9. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    I would definitely suspect the GLW as male especially with the red wattles starting to develop so young. The cochin I am not so sure about though.....
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, as in all sexing quandries, time will tell. What cute little scruffy chicks! Dont you love that stage?

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