I need a second opinion?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tractoraholic, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. tractoraholic

    tractoraholic Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    Last weekend I bought a Black Bantam Cochin from a gentleman at a chicken swap and he said she was a hen. However Im not so sure about those waddles. Ive seen pictures of black bantam cochin hens with waddles like my cochin. Is it perticular to the breed? I would like a second opinion. Also her saddle and hackle feathers seem big and round not pointy and narrow. Her comb is very pink. Shes 8-9 weeks about all I can tell ya here are some pictures.

    Thanks for your time,
    Justin
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  2. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's all hen I believe! Very pretty! Her tail does not say roo to me.
     
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  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree. [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi Out Of The Brooder

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    That seem's like a very red comb and wattles for a 8-9 week old. I would guess roo, but I don't have any cochins.
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's only 8-9 weeks old then it's a roo (big red comb and wattles for its age). Saddle feathers usually come in at around 3 months old.
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty roo!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] You have a pretty boy there!
     
  9. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    may be but I've had many of cochins over the years and most of them have lovely comb and wattles and a few we suspected would be boys but were hens. Those tail feathers do not look like a roo and the combs and wattles would be much more defined. The ones that she has look like many of the hens I've had.

    Here is a photo of a 8wk old roo that another member had on an archived post. See how much more defined the comb is and how much bigger the wattles are. The feathers on the neck are more pointy too. I'm still certain yours is a hen. (could be wrong though) Now maybe he is just developing a little slower??? [​IMG]
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  10. mylittlepeeps99

    mylittlepeeps99 New Egg

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    yes she is a hen im pretty sure how old is she????
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