Sexing Bantam Cochin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ErinK, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. ErinK

    ErinK New Egg

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    This little guy is about 2-3 weeks I'm assuming. Was listed as straight run Bantam, but he's got the feathery feet, so I'm assuming Cochin. I was trying to select the more female looking of the bunch, but I'm starting to notice a comb. It's a sweet little thing, but I can't keep a rooster, so any thoughts on gender would be appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. ErinK

    ErinK New Egg

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    Here's another pic. [​IMG]
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Too young yet. Give it another 2-3 weeks. Bantam Cochin roosters get pink combs by 5 weeks usually.
     
  4. ErinK

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    Do you know if Bantam pullets grow a comb this early?
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Pullet combs usually stay small and yellow orange for a few months before beginning to pink up first than enlarge closer to sexual maturity.
     

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