Help, Is This Cochin A Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantamAshley, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. BantamAshley

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    D33C0FA5-32A2-4DAB-9C0F-4ED4EB691E2E.jpeg 20E5EFBF-23AE-477D-AB60-48482D7B06F4.jpeg CB7A9920-0AC8-4D61-A664-0A6AA8BFB681.jpeg 441EE112-3046-4D36-A924-2B501FF60B09.jpeg 3F010BE7-DA2B-4C32-A8E1-06E1C821CDBA.jpeg Experienced Cochin advice would be very much appreciated.
    This is Bo-Bo, my 4 week old Blue Cochin Bantam. He is my favorite chick and naturally the first one to start showing all of the tell tail signs of being a roo. :(
    His feather growth, comb, and personality all seem to point to roo.
    Is there still hope that he could be a she?
    Thank you very much for your time!
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Cockerel, sorry.
     
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    Thanks. I didn’t have much doubt. Is it the comb or the feathering that gives you confidence that it’s a roo? Or both.
     
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    The comb and wattles give it away
     
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  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Well said.
     
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    Cockerel
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Question: Where'd you get this chick?
    I'm asking because Cochins shouldn't have vulture hocks. And it almost looks like this chick has a beard, but I can't quite tell.

    Note: sometimes Cochins do have vulture hocks, but it's a disqualification in show. They shouldn't have them, if from good stock.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I think you have a Lavender D'Uccle and not a Blue Cochin.

    I have D'Uccle chicks right now and the vulture hocks and foot feathering are the same. As well as the beards. Pretty certain your chick has at least a bit of a beard.
    Looks exactly like a Lavender D'Uccle chick.

    Beautiful cockerel, though.
     
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    Interesting. I got him as an egg from purely poultry. He was definitely labeled as a blue Cochin, which is what I ordered. But you are right, I hadn’t even noticed the hocks yet.
    I did also receive a Red Cochin with non feathered legs from them. ‍♀️
    So perhaps some of their hatcheries aren’t shooting for the stars with their breeding pool.
     
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    I wanted to add the answer you received already. Yes, its the comb and wattles at this age. You will see a feathering difference, male vs female feathering, but that won't happen until he's about 12 weeks old.
     
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