sexing bantam cochins!?!?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken head34, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, [​IMG] at what age is it more accurate to sex bantam cochins? The lady i bought them from sexed them by how long there toes where, but i heard that wasent that accurate. I think there still maybe a little to young(2 months old) , but i dont know these are my first chicks! [​IMG] thanx!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DD and I have about 30 young ones at the moment- 4-5 weeks old. We are going on the theory that the pullets feather out soonest. Time will tell if that is correct. If it is correct, I have 9 cockerels and 1 pullet running around in the grass here.
     
  3. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with my cochins the pullets always feather up faster, a lot of the boys are sad looking because their back feathers come in so slowly. by about 4 weeks i can tell sex based on comb development, the boys will have larger combs that are noticibly more red.
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost always by 3 weeks I can tell males from females based on comb development. Wish there was an earlier way, but I haven't found it.
     
  5. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'reHISchickens :

    My DD and I have about 30 young ones at the moment- 4-5 weeks old. We are going on the theory that the pullets feather out soonest. Time will tell if that is correct. If it is correct, I have 9 cockerels and 1 pullet running around in the grass here.

    well if this is true then ill have 1 pullet and a cockeral [​IMG] ... The one that i think is a pullet have alot more feathering on the feet then the other one and is getting feathers faster!!!! Great may have to find new names! [​IMG]
     

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