Is this cochin a rooster or a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mabel7115, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. mabel7115

    mabel7115 In the Brooder

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    Approx. 8 week old cochin. Has not starting crowing. Is it a rooster or a hen?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Anything young like that crowing, is a rooster.

    Is it a barred cochin?
     
  3. mabel7115

    mabel7115 In the Brooder

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    These are my first chickens. They came out of a group of bantams. I guess its barred. He/she does NOT crow yet. Cochins seem confusing because hens and roosters get the red comb.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    thats a cockerel comb and wattles are nice and red and big
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    My hens never got red in the face until close to laying. Their combs stayed really small too. I can't see his feet, but it just didn't look like a cochin from the pictures :) Not often I see barred cochins. [​IMG] Here is one of my pullets a few weeks before laying. Her comb/wattles are way smaller/less pink than your boy even at his young age.
     
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  6. mabel7115

    mabel7115 In the Brooder

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    What about the brahma? Is it a hen?
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    From what I can see, yes she is :)
     
  8. mabel7115

    mabel7115 In the Brooder

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    He/she has tons of feathers on the feet.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    yes brahma is a hen
     
  10. mabel7115

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    I also have a silkie. How do you know if its a rooster? I don't have pictures of it.
     

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