Is my 8 week mottled Cochin a hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tdano, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. tdano

    tdano In the Brooder

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    If it weren’t for how pink her wattles are I wouldn’t worry so much. her comb itself is actually quite yellow though it looks red from the coloring on her head. Can’t seem to show that in photos though it’s clear in person. She was sexed as female before being sent from MPC and she’s the only Cochin I’ve ever had so I don’t have anything to compare her to! 7F399EF2-FCAB-42DF-A997-2C4550CF0FAF.jpeg BB5FE4AC-6D23-489D-AD9C-24CF05A25297.jpeg 83A69414-2B64-41BE-BE4C-A819D1BC1DD1.jpeg
     
  2. puffypoo

    puffypoo Crossing the Road

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    I would guess cockerel for now. But I could be wrong :fl
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Yeah, that one is a tough call. If it weren't for the wattles I would say pullet. As it stands, I am not sure, yet. Could go either way. If I were you I would wait a couple of weeks and give it another shot. During that time, if the comb/wattles grow and redden up, then you've probably got a cockerel.
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I have one that is almost 9 weeks old, looks about the same. My males combs usually pop before now, so I'm going to say we both have pullets! :fl
     
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  5. tdano

    tdano In the Brooder

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    I like how you think!
     
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  6. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    Based on wattle development, and that I think I see some long feathers on the saddle, Im going with cockerel. Here is my youngest cochin, at 16 weeks. Every feather is round along her saddle. Yours look pointy and long.
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    Pullet
     
  8. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    For some reason the mottleds always look very pink in the comb. My boys had huge combs and wattles and were crowing at 6 weeks so I vote pullet.
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    I'm guessing pullet, because at that age cockerels usually have large red combs and wattles.
    But since it has red wattles, I would update in a couple weeks.
     
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