Question about partridge cochins...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    When the chicks begins to feather in at 1-2 weeks, can you know that it is either a pullet or cockerel?

    My partridge chick is 2 weeks old and has distinct partridge feathers like the female. Can I assume this chick is a pullet? What is the color of the cockerels when their feathers begin to come in?
     
  2. denahli

    denahli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all my partridge cochins are 4 1/2 or so weeks old and look the same, though I do have a peewee, about 1/3 of the size of the others though I do wonder if she isnt a banty put in my order by mistake
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Ours are all bantams...they are sooo tiny when hatched. After hatching a bunch of std. babies, it was a shock to see the miniature version.
     
  4. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I don't think you can tell until they get somewhat older. Like, 8 weeks or so. Mine were all identical until about then, and the roos didn't start crowing until they had all their male feathers in and an earlier-maturing breed roo had already been crowing for a month. For a while I thought I had lucked out and found the world's quietest roosters.
     
  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On my cochins, the males had bare patches on their shoulders at about the age you are talking about. One hen didn't and one hen did too. I went 10 for 11 on langshans and cochins this year looking for bare patches between down and juvenile feathers.
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

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    OK...I'll look for those patches tomorrow morning. Someone wants to buy this partridge chick from me and they can't have roos. I guess she can take it and if it starts feather in as a roo, she can bring it back to me.
     
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:whats the difference between cochrin bantams and regular cochrins?



    I have 8 COCHRIN BANTAMS ( I THINK ) LOL
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think 7-8 weeks the males will look different which is a lot nicer than other breeds that take FOREVER [​IMG]
     
  9. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, 7-8 weeks you can definitely tell by the feathering.
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

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    OK...thanks so much for the info. This one is only 2 weeks so it will need a bit more time.
     

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