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Is this a hen or a rooster? It is about 5 weeks old.. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by petejd, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If it is only 5 weeks old, I would GUESS cockerel.
     
  3. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. There is a lot of red in that comb!
     
  4. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My suggestion is wait until you either hear it crow or get an egg! I had so many tell me that a few of my golden comets were roos and they[​IMG] were all hens. Thank god! They all have red combs. So unless you can pick it up and look at it's gent's then I would just wait to see if it crows!
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's acutally a lot of ways to tell a lot ealier [​IMG] [and that can be flawed, I had a hen who crowed and layed eggs!]. Since there is so much red at that young age, I would say roo.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I also say cockerel.
     
  7. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cute little roo to me, too!
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    those are a sex linked breed meaning they can be sexed at hatch, i'm guessing if that's the case then they aren't comets (red sex links) either that or the breed wasn't provided in your original post about them.

    as for the op's bird that is a cochin and a cockerel. pullets of this breed don't get this red this early. if you look in my cochin album you will see a black mottled cockerel who is around 4-5 months in those pics and a partridge pullet of the same age
     

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