Mo and Checkers Bantam cochins--boy and girl? Please?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hooterville, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that Mo is a roo and Checkers is a little lady. Please confirm my suspicions!

    MO
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    Checkers in back and MO
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    Checkers
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    Thanks!
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly looks like it! [​IMG] Purdy birdies!
     
  3. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are some cool cochins!! but--- the roo has a crest and the hen has muffs [​IMG] I do think the genders are correct though! could the roo be part silkie and the hen part-maybe EE... I dunno, they sure are good lookin!
     
  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't they cute! I think you got them pegged correctly!
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    They are a pair, but they are not pure cochins.
     
  6. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
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    Yep, Mo is male. The sickle feathers are longer and the tail feathers are more spiked than a hens.

    I agree that Checkers is also female. Pretty birds.
     
  7. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
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    yea a pair they look like their 1/2 Silkie
     
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  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    If they were 1/2 ameraucana, that would account for the beard in the pullet, but not for the crest, or lack of beard in the cockerel...also, the combs would not be single combs, they would be pea combs, and the foot feathering would not be so heavy... [​IMG]
     
  9. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    They both hatched from Dipsey's eggs. I can't remember if she has EEs or not! I do think she has silkies, though. Checkers definitely has muffs and Mo does have a little crest--a little MO-hawk. hee hee

    I'm just glad I'm right on their sexes. Checkers is such a little sweetheart! And Mo has got quite the attitude for such a little fellow!
     

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