Is Winston a rooster? Help!

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  1. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Winston is now 3 weeks and from the day we got him/her at 1 week, I thought rooster because of the comb. Bantam Cochin Frizzle.

    Thoughts?

    I'm a first-timer with my urban chickens.

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I am not that good on ID ing Cochins, so maybe someone else will be able to help you more. But generally with roo's, they feather in later than the females. So if you have others to compare this one with, I would say that the lack of feathering and still lots of fuzz, he could be a roo. However, many breed roo's start to get red combs at this age, or at least big combs. So he could be a she. So I guess I am not that much help to you!! [​IMG]

    You might want to post his pic in the What Breed section here on BYC for a possible ID of this cute baby....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
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  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    Relax and enjoy raising the chick and you will see in a couple of months [​IMG]




    BYC has a really nice learning center [​IMG]
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and welcome To BYC! X2 on the What Breed Or Gender Is This forum, that is a pretty hefty chick and awful lot of comb for a three week old, would guess Winston might wind up keeping his name.
     
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  5. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the warm welcome and your opinions... I have posted it in the other thread as well...

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. He may be a cockerel, but it's a little early to tell definitively.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think he is,
     
  8. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Winston is most definitely a roo!
     

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