Help me figure cochin sexes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken Fruit, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    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.

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    Black Lace Cochin? i dont know what you call this color officially.
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    shes the only one with a tail right now. the lace one was the first to get a comb anf turn red.
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2010
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    they all look like roos to me, I could be wrong.. all except the grey one, that looks like a hen.
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    barred... i guess thats the right color name
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Yeah i kinda wonder about the black one. I am certain that barred is a cockerel.
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think that barred and black are roos and blue and buff hens
     
  7. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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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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