Male or female??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anny, May 16, 2009.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    I think I know the breed of my little mystery chick now (barred cochin I think)

    But what sex do you think "it" is?

    I think "it"s about 4 weeks old...

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  2. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo
     
  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    [​IMG] really? why do you say that? (I'm trying to learn how to sex better)
     
  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Thats pretty hard to tell cochin hens have larger combs then most other hens at that age. No red so i'm goin with pullet
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    im thinking its a pullet.

    but to be sure you need a closer picture! [​IMG]
     
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Well she/he is now about 10 weeks old and no crowing. What age do they normally start crowing?

    Do you think male or female now?

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    Did I mention that she/he also thinks she/he is a duck.
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    Roo....
     
  8. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’m sorry. I’m going to have to say rooster as well. Those tail feathers are curving just a little too much. I understand that Cochins have larger wattles/combs, but considering the stage of the bird, it just adds to the male cochin. Hope.. I’m wrong.

    Good luck, (even if it is a he, he is adorable)

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Cochins/BRKCochinStd.html
    Take a look at the males and females. Notice that the males tail tends to round. Also, the comb/wattles are larger. Your bird's combs/wattles are the same size of some of those full grown hens.
     
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  9. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    darn I was kind of afraid you guys would say that. At what age do they start crowing? Is there such thing a rooster who never crows?

    If he starts crowing I'll have to re-home him sadly.
     
  10. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Crowing depends on the bird, and the breed. My OEGB starting crowing around 4 weeks. Some of my birds crow around 6 months. I can't tell you when your bird will start to crow, but I have noticed that the larger/slower growing breeds tend to take longer, so you may have awhile longer to wait.

    I have never heard off or met a rooster that didn't crow. However, some breeds don't crow as often as others, and aren't as loud. I never had a cochin, so I can't say how loud that they get. But, most likely if it is a he, then he is going to crow.

    Sorry that you may have to rehome him..hopefully he isn't one of those loudmouths, and you can keep him.
     
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