Please perpetuate my denial

pbjmaker

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These are two of my 5 week old chicks. The first one is Sonny a cochin. The red in the comb and wattle area suggest roo - but my other cochins have way bigger combs that are bright red. I am also thinking that it is a splash (the feathers are more of a blue based white and there are a couple of dark gray "spots")

Please tell me its really a pullet - not a later blooming roo.






This is April who I have no clue on - and my understanding is that Silkies/Showgirls are hard to sex. S/he is very cautious and did not want to pose for any pictures.





Thanks for opinions!
 

cjeanean

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No clue about the second chick, I don't know anything about those. The cochin, though, at 5 weeks....I'd say roo. Cochins are very slow developing birds, and right now I have 5 12 week olds and the roo out of the bunch is only now starting to get a larger comb and wattles, although they did turn red at just a few weeks. You say the others have larger, redder combs? Hmmm....that to me says all those would be roos, too....it takes a much longer time, even for regular breeds, for the females to get the red combs and wattles. Post pics of all of them!!!
 
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pbjmaker

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Ok here is some of his hatchmates with him - I fear out of 9 bantam cochins I have 8 roos. If April is also a roo then that would make 10 roos out of 14 birds.



This guy already started crowing:


This is Rogue who just wanted his picture taken and wouldn't go away until I took it - he is such a handsome boy...

 

DouglasPeeps

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I am not sure about the second one, but I think the first one is a














sorry, but I do think the first one is a.......rooster.....oops...it slipped out.....
 

seminolewind

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Quote:Ok, they are all pullets, in fact all your chickens are female. And any eggs you hatch in the next 365 days will be female.
 

pbjmaker

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I just wish that was true...

Seems I got a knack for hatching roos. My Millies came up 5 roos, 3 hens and the ones I hatched this spring in preschool came out 4 out of 4 roos. The only one that was "day-old sexed" as a pullet was even a roo (My 20 week old RIR)
 

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