Help me figure cochin sexes?

Chicken Fruit

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I have four little cochin chicks, they are about 6-7 weeks old. I have a sinking feeling that only the gray one is a pullet. But Aside from comb color (which i hear is unreilable with this breed) I dont know what else to look for with cochins.

There is a gray, black, buff and lace? chick- just multiple pictures of each. The first is a group shot.



Black Lace Cochin? i dont know what you call this color officially.




Black Chick




Buff chick





blue chick





shes the only one with a tail right now. the lace one was the first to get a comb anf turn red.
 
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Happy Chooks

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I don't have cochins, but I think the barred and the buff are boys. The blue definitely looks like a girl. Black could go either way, but I'll say pullet for now.
 

Minniechickmama

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The Blue (what you are calling gray), is the only pullet. The other 3 are cockerels. And yes, the black and white stripy one is barred. Laced is where the feathers have a contrasting coloring that edges each feather.
 

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