Is (s)he doomed? Pictures!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Threecritters, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Threecritters

    Threecritters Out Of The Brooder

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    About 4 weeks old in these pictures. Thought to be Cochin Bantam. Roo or Hen? I want it to be a hen sooo bad...but that comb...and are those wattles turning pink!?

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  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, I believe you may have a .......... roo. So sorry, hope that I am beyond wrong.
     
  3. bunnibird55

    bunnibird55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry.....looks like a roo.......[​IMG]
     
  4. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno, my giant cochin hens have red combs and wattles, just smaller version of the roos. It could still be a hen although I'm not sure exactly what point they'd have developed at that age.
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I'm going with a young roo
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with Cochins, but at 4 weeks that is awfully young to have wattles that red... I'm voting roo. [​IMG] Sorry!
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I am voting pullet even though the wattles are getting red.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My vote is: Cock a doodle roo!

    He looks like a little prince. Adorable!
     
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I guess roo. Here's my cochin roo at 5 weeks (and he's definitely a roo now). Looks pretty similar to yours.

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  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had a cochin roo before, and they turn red super early. Around week four their comb will really shoot up in size, and their wattles turn red. The girls do get red combs, but not until week 8 or so.

    I'm sorry about the bad news, but that's a handsome boy.
     

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