Sexing frizzle cochin and silver laced wyandotte

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelcheex, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. angelcheex

    angelcheex Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bantam frizzle cochin that I purchased as "straight run" from Ideal. Not sure if it's a he/she! Also received 16 extra silver laced wyandottes as "packing peanuts". I think one may be a female because the comb is not red like all the other SLW.
    They're all 5 weeks old.

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, 16 SLW as packing peanuts... I'm jealous! How old are they? So far that one SLW could be a girl, but it's legs are pretty thick. So far the Cochin looks female as well.
     
  3. angelcheex

    angelcheex Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah - 16 roosters. Unfortunately I don't have the space to keep roosters, otherwise I'd be excited about having them. They're all 5 weeks old. Really hoping at least the one in question is a pullet.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hm, at 5 weeks they could go either way [​IMG] I'd keep watching them for comb/wattle development.
     
  5. angelcheex

    angelcheex Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that for the wyandotte or the cochin? I thought the wyandotte comb had to be red to be a rooster? So confused!
     
  6. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    For both! At 5 weeks the combs could still turn red. Pullet combs don't turn red until they're getting close to laying, cockerels combs usually turn red before maturity but it can be from 2 weeks to 10 weeks, it really depends on the individual. Basically, I would say pullet for the Cochin and not guessing for the Wyandotte, but those are still not 100% sure guesses.
     
  7. Frizzlechics

    Frizzlechics Out Of The Brooder

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    I think both pullet but the 1st one has really thick legs
     
  8. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Your frizzle looks like a roo the way its feathering out.
     
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