Silver Penciled Cochin Bantams, Pullet or ockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bunsnpupsnchick, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've 2 silver penciled cochin bantams. One, without a doubt is a pullet. The other, I'm leaning towards pullet, but have enough doubt that I want to be certain. Thanks so much!

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    And the one I'm thinking is a pullet:

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Males and females of the Silver Penciled varieties look completely different. Those are definitely pullets.
     
  3. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I thought so, but I was having problems finding pics for this age. They're just past 3months. I thought I should be seeing the silver on the saddle/spill feathers if it was a cockerel. Wasn't helping that the one in question is fiestier than the other. lol
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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    Here's a photo of my Silver Penciled Rock cockerel as of about five months of age. He's looked like this since about eight to ten weeks. The difference is very notable.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, both pullets
     
  6. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I like the mixed flock! I keep debating about bantam ducks....I've read that the call ducks are the smallest, but very noisy. I also like the east indian runner ducks that are supposed to be small too. Your geese...oh I need to stop looking![​IMG]
     
  7. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What a feast for the eyes, magnficient pullets - lucky you
     
  9. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Unfortunately 1 of them has a bit of a crocked/bent toe. I didn't see it when younger so not sure when/how I missed it. Doesn't stop her from being everywhere or getting up onto a roost bar. Not sure how good they are in regards to their markings being clean, ragged, or however they're judged. They are pretty. If it wasn't a bit beyond me I'd think about breeding them. I'm just beginning to start the breeding adventure so am planning to stick with colors without patterns. At least for now. Maybe once I'm comfortable there then I'll progress.
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    To be frank, their markings are pretty awful. I would guess they are from someone's project stock. Granted they will change a bit as they mature, but even by this age they should look drastically different. I don't have any photos of my own female SP Plymouth Rocks, which should appear the same as a SP Cochin, but here are some good ones from the internet; an example of how your pullets should look if they were show or breeder quality:

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