Self Blue Banty Cochin-(New Pics, 8-16) It's Official, I think...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I still didnt get a good hackle area shot, but Shadow is 10-11 weeks old now and these pics are better than previous ones I've had. Boy or girl?
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks girlie to me..so does your GLW. [​IMG] Of course, I know nothing about these breeds, so time will tell.

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Jody, all the Wyandottes I got this year have turned red really soon, but the feather patterns are female, so I think on those three, I'm safe. The GLW has nice lacing on the chest compared to the two SLWs I have. The barred, peacombed girl in the 3rd pic is Panda, my BR Zane's daughter with my Blue Ameraucana. Hope she lays green eggs!
     
  4. Mrs MIA

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    Girls... all pretty girls. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh good..someone confirmed my thoughts. TY! I am pretty sure boy cochin combs get much bigger than that by this age. I've never raised them, so wasn't 100% but now I feel better about guessing girls.

    Cyn - that GLW is really pretty. I love the lacing on them..just beautiful. [​IMG]

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks, Jody, I think her lacing is very nice and what I like is that, instead of fading out on the chest, it's just as distinct there. I think she'll be a beauty when she grows up. Her name is Vada (pronounced VAY-duh) like in the movie "My Girl".
    Well, well, well, Shadow is a girl. Her bright red comb and stringy saddle area seemed just seemed boyish, but what confused me was that there are no wattles at all. I'd expect a cockerel to at least have some wattles going by now. Hmm, so rather than a little boy who'll get his own ladies, I have a pullet who will go broody at the drop of a hat, LOL. Good thing I gave her a unisex name!
     
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  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Cyn you stole my name. I was going to name one of my brown reds after my distant aunt Veda. Panda is a HOOT! I love that "what are you lookin at" photo. I agree with Jody, I think she is a she.

    SO CUTE!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, if I can name one Alma, you can name one Veda/Vada, LOL. What do you know? I have a Cochin pullet. Figured my first foray into the "assorted straight run bantams" bin would give me a cockerel. Panda is a real clown, just as sweet as her mama and daddy, though.
     
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  10. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well you would think so. The first time I got Bantams I got red pyle moderns and all 5 were boys, go figure. Of course you can name one of your girls Alma. I am saving that name for my very sweetest Brown red girl in memory of my litle BR sweetie.
     

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