Sexing Cochins and Polish

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trinity3205, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Trinity3205

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    These chickens are all about 3 months old I believe give or take a few. I have 3 polish and 3 cochins

    I think I have the polish figured out. Pointy head feathers means a roo right? and rounded are a hen? I should have one hen and 2 roos then... bummer...

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    roos together I think
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    I cut her hat off but she has no red...hen?


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    a little better picts...She is not being cooperative lol

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    Ok now the cochins..this one is confusing me. The one hen is starting to get her red crest but this one got it early. Its not as big as the roos tho...What is it? It also seems to have a pointy tail vs the roos rounded? I just cant tell..the roo im sure of is on the right, the one I dont know is left.

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    this is the other cochin hen that came with the lot..clearly a hen.
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    this one I was sure was a rooster
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    Ok adding more picts of the ambiguous ocochin...
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    and the for sure rooster again..his tail is curly unlike the others
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  2. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right on the Polish.

    Can't see the tail on the Cochin, but it looks like a roo to me[The tipoff, to me, are the pointy feathers on the neck]. If the tail has curved, pointy feathers it is certainly a roo.
     
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  3. Trinity3205

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    I just went and got a few more pictures just before the storm comes...the tail looks just like the hens tail. I will post in a second...
     
  4. Trinity3205

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    Ok added more pictures to the top post. Any ideas on the cochin?
     
  5. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still think you have a roo, just a slower growing one. I see a few very suspicious feathers poking from its tail in the new pictures. I am by no means an expert, though.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    You have some polish, some cochins and some Crevecoeurs. [​IMG]
    1. Crevecoeurs roo
    2. White Crested Black polish roo
    3. Crevecoeurs roo, and white crested black polish roosters.
    4. White Crested black polish hen
    So you have: a pair of white crested black polish chickens, 1 Crevecours roo, and 2 black cochins roosters and 1 black cochin hen. [​IMG]
     
  7. Trinity3205

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    Ok...too bad...


    Anyone else? We can take a consensus
     
  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got the polish right, congrats!

    the cochins look to be a very manly man, a slightly manly man and a pretty little lady.
     
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Quote:I agree with Mandalina. The cochins look like 2 boys and a girl.
     
  10. Trinity3205

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    LOL a slightly manly man! Ah well...I was sure hoping for more hens than just 2 out of the 6.

    So the all black one is not a polish then? The lady I got them from hatched the eggs that she got from someone else so I guess it could be something different?

    Is there anything wrong with the slightly manly roo? Do they usually grow into themselves?
     

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