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possibly a barred cochin ?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Danielle84, May 12, 2016.

  1. Danielle84

    Danielle84 New Egg

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    Can someone tell me if i've got a male or female on my hands? about 9 weeks old.
    The breeder i got it from said barred rocks but this one looks nothing like the others.
    Please help!! hoping for a female!![​IMG]
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks to be a barred Cochin, definitely not a Rock with those feathered legs! I'm on the fence about gender. My Cochin boys usually have a big red comb before 9 weeks. Yours doesn't have a huge comb, but it does have quite a bit of color.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. 9 weeks old cochins usually leave no doubt on sex. I think its a pullet personally. Or a very slow maturing cockerel if it is. But I'm leaning heavily towards pullet.
     
  4. Danielle84

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    [​IMG] update pic
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning towards pullet. I have 4 barred Cochins, and 2 are obviously cockerels. Mine are only about 5 weeks old, but their combs are already quite big. They're also A LOT lighter in color. On one, what's black on your pullet is light grey on my cockerel. The other isn't as light, but still obviously lighter then yours and my 2 I think are girls. I'll try to get some pictures of them today to share. It's raining here, so I'll have to wait for it to clear up :/
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred cochins cockerels do tend to be lighter. 99% sure you've got a pullet there.
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    We finally got some sun, i took these today.
    The boys:
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    Cockerel and pullet:
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  8. Danielle84

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    They are so aborable !!!
     
  9. jons78733

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    That's what it looks like to me. Here is a picture of mine. She is very sweet![​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    beautiful cochin
     

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