Pullets or Cockerels?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lhynes1478, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 5 straight run chicks:

    -3 bantam mille fleur d'uccles are a little over 3 weeks old today.

    -2 bantam mottled cochins that are 6 weeks old today.

    only pictured 2 of my d'uccles out of the 3. one on left in both pics is what 2 look like and one on right seems to have a bigger and thicker comb. Leaning towards cockerel for him... but is there still hope for my two who have barely any comb?

    my mottled cochins combs already look so red to me! Well, not the comb itself, but right on top of beak is really red. i don't know if this color is typical for this breed in early stages- i know the matured females combs and wattles get bright red and fairly large too. help! Thanks


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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Still kinda young but they all look like cockerels to me.
     
  3. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

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    Way too young, but I agree with Cockerels. They are precious!
     
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  4. JaeG

    JaeG Flock Master Premium Member

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    The mottled cochins seem to have redder combs. Our girl did and I thought she was going to be a boy. If they are 6 weeks with no hint of wattles then I vote girls. My bantam cochin boys had huge combs and wattles by 6 weeks and they were crowing.
     
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  5. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I get at least one girl out of this 5 chick st run... but it's looking like odds aren't on my side. lol.
     
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  6. Mylied

    Mylied Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 jaeg on the Cochin's. All four of mine got pink combs and I thought I had all boys. 3 ended up being pullets. Otherwise, I think the chicks are too young to tell.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Overrun With Chickens

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    The Cochins look like pullets. The D'uccles are too young. Wait until six weeks for them. There isn't really anything going either way with them when they are that little.
     
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  8. Lhynes1478

    Lhynes1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I will definitely wait a few more weeks. People say at 3.5wks you can tell by comb on the d'uccles, but it seems like a lot of people get surprised to have pullets when everyone called "cockerel!" Hoping I get at least 1 girl out of the 5. My mottled cochins turned red like that probably almost 2 weeks ago, but the comb itself hasn't really turned red.
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Definitely wait on the D'uccles. The Cochins a pullets. It doesn't matter what is red, except the comb and wattles. If they were cockerels, their combs would be red, and they would have tiny red wattles coming in. Huge difference. There wouldn't be any mistaking it!
     
  10. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. They should be pretty obvious if they are a boy by 6 weeks. So I'm changing my personal vote to girl cochins. Wait on the little ones. I love d'Uccles, BTW. I have one and she's a sweetie!

    ETA: I'm making a very wild guess on the little ones! Don't judge! One has a bit bigger comb so maybe girl and boy??:oops:
     
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