please help me i.d. these cochins

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vtgirls, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am really hoping that you all can help. these are my two 9 week old cochins and a few folks have told me they look like roosters not hens!
    they are so very sweet but i have only 9 birds, two others (a wyandotte and a rhode island which are CLEARLY roosters at 11 weeks -
    so i am really hoping they are both girls!

    this is "miss marge" - a blue splash (?)
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    this is "tish" - named after morticia adams - a black splash (?)
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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    1st one- 80% rooster
    2nd one- 99.9% rooster
     
  3. vtgirls

    vtgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why so sure with tish (#2) ?
    she (or he) is the best of my whole bunch but my kids like my other roos more - uh oh...
     
  4. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have to say at nine weeks those look like roosters. Sorry I have gotten more than my share of roos this year as well. [​IMG] I am definitely not an expert yet but they have really large red combs and wattles just scream roo to me, but not a cochin expert either.
     
  5. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm no cochin expert, but those are awfully big & red combs and wattles for 9 weeks old. The second one looks like it has saddle feathers too. Sorry, I think they are males. Sure are pretty though!!

    Melissa
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Combs like those at 9 weeks? Sorry, but those are roos! (You can also see the pointy hackle feathers on them, too).
     
  7. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Tish's hackles are just to pointy and he has male pattern feathers. Also, if raised right, roos can be VERY friendly. (mine isn't raised right, he's mean.)
     
  8. tberryer

    tberryer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, roos. The girls don't get red or large till near egg laying time.
     
  9. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roos - but absolutely beautiful birds!!!!! love cochins..
     
  10. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Virginia
    Yep Both roo's sorry.The comb's are way high and the wattle's are lower and droopy already and bright red.They are handsome though.I alway's liked mixing my cochin color's a lot and they are great for pairing up with frizzle hen's.They would make some nice color combination's for some hen's.The one look's to be a blue/black mix and the black one look's like a mix of black and silver laced.They are dapper looking roo's!
     

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