Partridge cochin and EE questions of gender........

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by porteryork, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, beginning to worry a bit about these two.

    This is Shirley my EE. She was named for Shirley Muldowny the racer since she looks like a speedy girl.

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    This is Chris my partridge cochin who is gorgeous but ???????
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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Shirley starting to develope saddle feathers? So far she looks like a pullet, but EE's always fool me. I almost positive that Chris is a handsome cockeral.
     
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  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chris is a very handsome rooster [​IMG]
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That's a rooster.
     
  5. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I think Shirley is a girl and Chris is a roo!!
     
  6. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. My guess was that Shirley was a pullet after looking at everybody's EE pics. I had noticed irrridescent feathers on Chris and began to be afraid that "she" was a roo. She is so gorgeous. I do hope my next batch is all girls! It is so hard to love these babies and then have them be roos.[​IMG]

    I may keep Chris though. He doesn't crow and is very mild and is smaller than all my girls.
     
  7. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE's started getting longer saddle feathers than the others, and in a couple more weeks, longer hackle feathers and a bright red comb. The undeniable crow came next! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Right now, except for the questionable saddle feathers, it looks like a girl.

    Is Chris a bantam cochin? He's so small and compact compared to my cochin cockerel. Very cute!
     
  8. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chris is a bantam partridge cochin and I am so sad because "she' is just so beautiful but he has always been hard to catch and a bit of a lone ranger. This is just killing me because I just went through this with my BLRW. [​IMG]
     
  9. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you googled what a bantam cochin roo looks like at that age? Chris is so much more compact than my male and is shaped more like my female, but like I said, I have the standard ones so...

    I hope everyone is wrong, and it turns out Chris is a girl.
     
  10. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure that shirley is a pullet, but I think chris is a roo
     

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