Please, please, please, tell me I'm wrong!

Heather J

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May 29, 2008
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So I got 8 white frizzled cochins from Ideal three weeks ago, they only do it straight run, so I figured I could get a lot of roos--no problem, I could deal with that. Only I have a problem. They are three weeks old tomorrow and all of them are developing combs! Please tell me I'm wrong and there is some minuscule chance that this baby could be a girl instead!

 

pinkfeather

Songster
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Dec 3, 2007
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If they start getting combs, it doesn't mean it's a rooster, but if they start turning red, then your in trouble..
 

klf73

Mad Scientist
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
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I agree. I have one I swore was a boy but as the rest got redder hers stayed the same, just a bit bigger then my other girls. Red is the best indicator

Krista
 

Heather J

Songster
11 Years
May 29, 2008
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Whew! All right then, I'll wait a few more weeks until I start seeing them redden up really good. When I started seeing those combs I just about died. I can live with 4 or 5 boys out of the seven if i must, but I'd really rather have at least a couple of girls (more would, of course, be better. lol)

My barred cochin is only a couple of weeks older than they are and his comb is already really red, so I won't have very long to wait.
 

Lostdog

In the Brooder
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Jun 26, 2008
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Quote:Heather ,
Did all your cochins "frizzle"? I ordered 4 and all mine ended up frizzled.I was happy but I think I have 3 roos out of 4.
 

miss_jayne

Lady_Jayne
11 Years
Jun 26, 2008
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you're wrong...oh, wait, what's the question???


they all get combs. keep watching, you'll see that some stay short and others will sprout up like gang busters!


that is a cutie no matter what!
 

sandy sea

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11 Years
Mar 19, 2008
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I posted pictures of my cochins, both turned out to be roosters, they are now crowing. Lilpeeps replied and posted a really nice picture of her two roosters and one pullet. Check it out under. What Gender?? (Pictures) by Sandy Sea
 

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