Pullet? Roo? One of each?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cosmic, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Cosmic

    Cosmic Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these two beauties today, my daughter's friend had a hen that hatched a couple eggs unexpectedly and they didn't want to keep the chicks. Just not sure if I've got two hens or if one of them might be a rooster. The father is a white Cochin and the mother looks like a red sex link but the owners aren't sure of her breed. [​IMG]
    As you see one of them has a mohawk and no comb or wattle while the other one has a comb and wattle. Would just like to know what I have here.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they?
     
  3. Cosmic

    Cosmic Out Of The Brooder

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    They were hatched on Thanksgiving so they are almost two months old. They both also have a double toe on each foot.
     
  4. Cosmic

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    These are the parents.
     
  5. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie mixes. I can barely see on my phone, but the one without the crest looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  6. Cosmic

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    Oh yes, my mistake the father is a silkie not a Cochin. The owners said they would swap one out if I ended up with a rooster but I'm not sure they are sure of the sexes yet either. I had asked for two hens since I have a fairly small flock and already have a rooster.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to say you have one of each - crested female, non crested male. Not 100% sure.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also seeing a pullet on the left, cockerel on the right.
     
  9. Cosmic

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    If I have 9 hens and a barred rock rooster would it be OK to add this cockerel to the flock with him in the spring or should I swap him out for another hen?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I wouldn't see the point in keeping this little rooster. If you can swap for a hen, that's sure what I'd do.
     

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