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Hen or Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lydiamwelch, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. lydiamwelch

    lydiamwelch Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I have been so desperate for new girls that when I saw an add of Facebook for 3 Bantam Cochin Hens I jumped at the opportunity. I didn't do much inspecting when I picked them up but now that they are home in the light of my heated garage I'm wondering, did I actually get three hens?[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old, they appear to be hens, unless they are under 3-4 months.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    How old are they?
     
  4. lydiamwelch

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    The lady told me that they were about 3 months
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm gonna stick with pullet. I think they are probably closer to 4 month. Full standing photos could help.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The barred birds look male. The barring is light, and the comb looks like a young cockerel. Better pics would confirm. Profile shots of the birds standing naturally are best.

    The partridge bird, I'm not sure. A better pic would help. With that color, if the breast is black, the bird is male. If the breast is salmon/brown, it's female.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Their true age can make a big difference, my three month old Cochin pullet look like the middle one for comb size. My 4 month olds look like the bigger combs.
     
  8. lydiamwelch

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