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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HuliHuliMoa, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. HuliHuliMoa

    HuliHuliMoa Just Hatched

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    I just added the sister to one of the other Cochin/RIR crosses to my group. Her comb is roughly the same size as the other and just a teeny bit more pink (definitely not red like my obvious roosters, although they are a different breed). The wattle is very very small, just like the other one. The farmer who I purchased them from says they are from the same hatching and had told me they are Cochin/RIR crosses. They are 8 weeks old. This is the best picture I could get without all the other chickens getting all upset--they were a little extra camera shy today! I also added a picture of her sister at the bottom. I will try again tomorrow or Friday to get better pictures. Thank you in advance!

    She is the black/grey in the center....
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    Here is the best close-up I could get today....

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    Here is another one...(that's not a wattle, but the wood--sorry for the bad pic)

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    Here is a body shot

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    Here is her "sister" in the center.

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  2. legit chickens

    legit chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    x2. It doesn't look like a Cochin or a RIR. She's very pretty
     
  4. HuliHuliMoa

    HuliHuliMoa Just Hatched

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    Oh no! I didn't consider that possibility! I know he had RIR on the farm--I saw them in his barn. He had some Polish and some Silkies also. I didn't see a Cochin but then again I didn't tour the whole farm either.

    What could they be then? I did fall in love with their markings!

    And WHEW on the hen part! We aren't allowed to have roos in our town and I already have 2 (and if the Silkie is a male...[​IMG]).
     
  5. HuliHuliMoa

    HuliHuliMoa Just Hatched

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    Augh, so devastated to find pointy saddle feathers under rounded feathers. When I was cleaning their coop today. They are pointy and red. No noise, but I feel almost 100% certain he is a roo. Made my son cry because we aren't allowed to have Roos and I already have two bantam Roos and we just found out our silkie is a roo. Was planning on keeping them until someone says something (we have nice neighbors), but my son is so sad since she/he is his favorite. Eats right out of his hand and everything. Whhhhyyyy?!

    I will try to get a pic tomorrow (my phone died).

    And a friend of mine said she/he is either an Ameraucana cross or an Easter egger. Breed doesn't mean much to me though, just want a variety in our flock!


    I am officially banning myself from sexing chicks! Augh didn't want to find another chicken and have to start quarantine all over again :-(.
     

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