Golden Laced Cochin Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by drivingfive, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. drivingfive

    drivingfive Out Of The Brooder

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    This guy (gal?) has been making us wonder from day one. I posted baby pics here https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6410924 and everyone said pullet.

    He/she is now 29 weeks.

    What do you think now?

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    here is our black cochin, she has a much smaller comb and nearly no waddles. Next to her is our suspect roo.

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    I woke up at 5:50 this morning to a cocka-doodle-doo- I don't know if I was dreaming it because I am so paranoid my neighbors are going to turn us in, or if it really happened. If he is indeed a he, we would like to find him a new home. We are in Lodi if there are any locals that would like a free rooster!

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it looks pullet. What a beautiful bird...
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Gosh, the body is very hennish, but the comb is slightly rooish......If you hear it crow, then it's a boy, but it sure looks more like a girl to me......
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would take her! Because that is not a rooster. [​IMG]

    You must have been daydreaming, or another one is the culprit!
     
  5. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that certainly does not look like a rooster at 29 weeks...more like a pullet ready to start laying to me.
     
  6. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
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    See my black cochin behind the silkie, she is all girl and she has big wattles.
     
  7. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No roos in sight in that photo! [​IMG]

    Don't worry so much about the comb size, especially at this age. At 29 weeks, a rooster would be super obvious with pointy saddle feathers all down his back. She's probably about to lay, and the "crow" you heard might be her practicing her egg song. [​IMG]
     
  8. drivingfive

    drivingfive Out Of The Brooder

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    I love this forum! Thank you guys for your quick replies! I guess I was dreaming it! If they were all laying then it would be easier to tell! Only one EE and one of the others is laying, we get a brown and a green egg every day [​IMG]

    Thanks so much!!
     
  9. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a beautiful hen! My BRs surprised the noodles out of me when their combs matured - I'm sure anyone who didn't know them would wonder if they're roosters!
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No problem [​IMG]

    A crow is less annoying than an egg song I hear [​IMG]
     

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