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Sex of cochin EE cross, about 12 weeks old?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CrystalChick, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. CrystalChick

    CrystalChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Not the best picture (sorry), but I am wondering about the black in the center?? Also, do we think the light gray in back is a hen?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black bird looks to be a rooster-man. The grey is too far away to accurately guess. Can you get a better pic?
     
  3. CrystalChick

    CrystalChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Will try later today when home again.. Darnit! Are you guessing this cause of the color of his comb, or do you see some feathering that indicates male?
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's the comb. The feathering - it's too early to accurately sex based on feathering on a solid coloured chicken at 10 weeks. They don't start to get their 'boy' feathers until week 12, and even then you don't see total boy feathers until week 16-20.

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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The blue one in the back.. what type of comb? If single, I would guess female. If pea, male. This is why a closer picture of her (hopeful) is important.
     
  6. CrystalChick

    CrystalChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this picture of the gray
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    on my phone- it was taken about a couple weeks ago, so the bird is maybe around 10 weeks old?
     

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