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How do u tell if a cochin bantam is male or female

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by starfliker, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. starfliker

    starfliker Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you tell if a Cochin bantam is male or female at a early age is their a way or do u just have to wait and how many eggs do they set
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. What kind are they? :thumbsup
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Pointed hackle and saddle feathers, early comb development and crowing indicate a rooster. They can set as many as they can cover. Generally that would be 8 to 10 bantam eggs or 6 to 8 large fowl eggs. They can incubate more in moderate weather conditions and less in very cold seasons.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] x 3 on sumi's advice
     
  8. starfliker

    starfliker Out Of The Brooder

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    6-8! WOW I didnt think they could set that many cause my barred rock bantam only set like 4 or 5 each time maybe less, but she's gone now :(
     

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