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I think this Cochin is a roo...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dutchgirl, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    ...but do you think otherwise?

    We have a group of chicks that are approximately at least 12 weeks old. I can tell definitely that some are roos, but this one is a mystery...

    Meet Blueberry. S/he is a blue Cochin bantam, at least I think so. I know for sure s/he is a bantam. [​IMG]

    Here s/he is compared to the others:

    So, what do you think? Is s/he just a late bloomer cockerel, or a more masculine hen? I'm leaning toward roo, but I'm not sure.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I think roo. Looks more roo than my cochin roo at that age.
  3. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    i think it's a rooster the comb and wattles are bigger then a hens would be at that age.
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    I vote hen. I don't see any shiny hackle or saddle feathers. Cochins do develop slowly, though.
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:x2 its looks like a girl to me:) I have a blue LF cohin named Blueberry too:)
  6. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    I am leaning towards a pullet [​IMG]
  7. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    Okay... that's three votes for pullet, two for roo. Apparently Cochins are tricky. [​IMG]
  8. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pullet. [​IMG]
  9. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    Make that four! I'm guessing Blueberry is a pullet...

    As I was going out tonight I spotted Clara (the black pullet) and Blueberry all nestled up together in the grass. It was adorable!
  10. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    Quote:Cool. When s/he was just a fuzzball s/he looked like a little puffy blueberry!

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