sexing cochins

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greenthumb89, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone have any pointers on sexing cochins?
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    At what age? I know some that can sex them by the comb and wattles around a few weeks.

    I never say for sure until around a month. Some are hard even then, though!
     
  3. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is a couple of weeks old, i posted a pic on a different thread and someone told me male so i checked for started spurs and "hes" got little bumps started...only bad thing is i cant have roos where i live [​IMG]
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I saw your Cochin... it is still too early to tell. Personally I don't see anything roo-ish about it yet. But I only have 5 Cochins and am no expert. I wouldn't make any plans to get rid of it just yet... it could just as easily turn out to be a pullet [​IMG]

    edited to add.... even pullets have those little spur bumps.... and some hens have been known to get a set of spurs to rival even the biggest roos!
     
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  5. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guitarists you just made my day. thank you
     

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