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Need to guess the gender!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fraoch21, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got some bantam cochins and a dutch bantam that I am taking to auction soon so I need to guess their gender within the next 2 weeks or less so I can enter them. There is one cochin that is 11 weeks old and I thought he was a cockerel but theres no signs apart from his red wattles. The rest are all 4 weeks old. I understand this is too young to say anything for certain but if you could hazard some guesses, that would be great and I'll update the photos in a couple of weeks.

    The 11 week old:
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    No 1 of the 4 week old bunch:

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    No.2 , The Dutch:
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    No. 4:
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    Also if anyone can tell me for certain what colour these guys are that would be great. No 1 was sold to me as a millefleur and Nos. 3 and 5 were sold as blue millefleurs. These are the only 3 I am unsure about as I have never had these colours before.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards them all being pullets, though it is a little young to tell for sure. As for color, these are my guesses:

    11 week old bird: Lavender Cochin
    No. 1: Not sure
    Dutch Bantam: Light Brown
    No. 3: Some sort of mixed-looking color, like Calico, Jubilee, or possibly Mille Fleur.
    No. 4: Blue or Lemon Blue (depending on the color of hackle coming in)
    No. 5: Not sure
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  3. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, it would be fantastic if they were all pullets!
    As for colour, does anyone have any pictures of millefleur pekins at 4 weeks old that I could compare them with?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with these guesses.
     
  5. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres an update:

    the oldest one:

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    No.1 sadly died

    No. 2:
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    No.3 :
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    No. 4:
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    No.5 :
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  6. Wyandottes7

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    I'm sorry for the loss of #1! [​IMG]

    #3 is looking the most like a rooster right now, I think. The Dutch Bantam also has a rather large comb, though it doesn't appear that red in the photo. Keep an eye on "her".
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    #3 and the Dutch are looking like cockerels to me.

    I'm sorry about #1. [​IMG]
     
  8. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, it was gutting to loose her at the age she was.
    Ok, sounds good! They all have red combs/wattles now, so does it really depend on the size of them now? and what about colours their colours now? No.4 interests me, she was sold as a lavender egg but maybe shes blue, or just a bad coloured lavender?
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
  9. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heres another update on the younger ones, pretty certain the dutch is a cockerel but still unsure about the others. 7 weeks old now:


    No.4

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  10. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help? I think maybe the 3 are all the same gender, whatever that may be?
     

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