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Is this my first rooster? 5 week old Cochin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by howfunkyisurchicken, May 27, 2011.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    This baby will be 5 weeks old tomorrow. It should be a blue if its a rooster. I'm having a hard time telling my blues from my blacks, but the blues were the only straight run chicks I got. Any guesses [​IMG]
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  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cochins can be difficult to sex. I would say a rooster just because of the pink comb and wattles. My Cochin is going on 8 weeks and has a yellow comb and no wattles yet. My Cochin has been feathering very slowly. She didn't start to feather until 4.5 weeks of age.

    I have a RIR that has had a pink comb and wattles since 5 weeks and fully red by 8 weeks, but I think she is in fact a hen. My RIR is almost 3 months with a small red comb and wattles. I haven't heard any crowing yet, but it could be a couple more months before that happens. My RIR acts like a hen. I believe it just matured early. Time will tell.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  3. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    AAAWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's SO cute!!! I think that he's a roo too [​IMG]
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha- I think he's pretty cute too. Any more guesses? Im pretty sure the vote will be boy [​IMG]
     
  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Have u looked at his spurs yet, I know sometimes on little Roos they can start to grow just a little
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've tried to look when I give them their weekly looking over, but haven't really noticed anything. It is hard to see through all those foot feathers though. I'll try to look harder the next time I check them [​IMG]
     

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