New to forum, need help determining Gender of 3 Standard Cochins, approxmately 4 months old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cowmommy2001, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. cowmommy2001

    cowmommy2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,
    I've been reading for a while but just created an account today to try and get some help determining Gender of my Standard Cochins I'm at a loss. I'll post 3 pictures each of the 3 that I have. I hatched these in my incubator around April 22nd. I promise my coop isn't dirty :/ I keep a layer of sand in the bottom to make it easier to clean so it looks really dirty but it is sand, not poo I promise.

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, but to me, it looks like you have three roosters. The first one is certainly a rooster, and I'm pretty sure about the second one. I'm not 100% sure on the last one, though.
     
  3. cowmommy2001

    cowmommy2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've went back and forwards on them, at first I thought I had one rooster and 2 hens, then thought 3 roosters, then today thought 2 hens and a rooster again :/ the one that's outside the coop stands more upright than the other two, the other two walk more squat and closer to the ground, only one looks like it has "Saddle feathers" thus far is what's throwing me off, but I understand cochins are harder to sex
     
  4. cowmommy2001

    cowmommy2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    and the big reason I keep going back to having either 2 hens and a rooster or 2 roosters and a hen is one has the "puff ball" tail and the other twos tails stand up a little more but I guess that ddoesn't really help determine gender that much either. I'd love to have at least ONE hen LOL They're supposed to be my hatchers next year :D
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    You appear to have at least two roosters.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    All cockerels.
     
  7. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1- cockerel, #2- cockerel, #3- cockerel.
     

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