Please help with breed and gender. Thanks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by oswegoscott, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. oswegoscott

    oswegoscott Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked these up at our State Fair. They're about 16 weeks old. I feel that #1 is a Blue Cochin Bantam (she is half the size of the others). #2 has feathered & yellow legs, feet-pullet?
    #3 cockerel EE? #4 EE pullet?

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    3 & 4 are mutts.

    2 is perhaps a barred cochin. or a BR X Cochin mix.
     
  3. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    #1 is a Splash Cochin (slaty blue with Splashes of dark blue). UNLESS those darker marks I'm seeing on a few of the feathers are just from the camera lighting. If she is, in fact, all one color with no "Splashes", then you may have gotten lucky and scored a "Self-Blue" (some refer to them as Lavender).
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:IMO they are all three roos.
     
  5. oswegoscott

    oswegoscott Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone with gender?
     
  6. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    I agreee with the previous post that #3 and #4 are roos. #1 is a pullet. I'm up in the air on #2.
     
  7. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    # 1 pullet bantam blue cochen
    # 2 ? ---?---mixed?
    # 3 roo mixed
    # 4 roo mixed
     
  8. oswegoscott

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    Coopa- I went and looked again. #1 seems to be a uniform gray. Her feet look like feathered snowshoes ! HAHAHA
    Last few days I've noticed more red on her cheeks,ears,etc. Is that OK? Thanks much
     
  9. oswegoscott

    oswegoscott Out Of The Brooder

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    You folks think #4 is a cockerel? Huh-I figured with the tiny comb at 16 weeks,well.........a girl
     
  10. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    You should definitely post a pic of the Cochin on the "Self-Blue" Cochin thread (see link below) and see what they think. If she is all one color with no Splash, then most likely she's "Self-Blue". There are very noticable differences between Blue, Splash and Self-Blue. Self-Blue comes from the Lavender gene. Blue and Splash are both from the Blue gene (Splash having two copies of Blue; Blue has just one copy).

    I don't have any Self-Blue, but for comparison purposes, below are pics of my Blue and Splash Cochin hens.

    And yes, it's perfectly normal for her comb and wattles to be getting redder - it happens naturally as the pullets mature and reach point of lay age.

    Self-Blue Thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=222829&p=1

    Blue Hen - note the darker hackles and feather lacing:
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    Splash Hen:
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