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UPDATE!!! Partridge Cochin...He or She?? (Pics included)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hens4thehudds, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATED POST: Hi again this is Keely is about 4 1/2 weeks old Partridge Cochin. Roo or Pullet?
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    I hatched this partridge cochin, he/she Keeley is about 2 weeks old which I know is early, I just wondered if anyone could recognize any roosterish feathering or comb formations in the pics.
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  2. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope its a hen, are there any partridge cochin people out their who might know?
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a bit young to tell, but that comb looks a bit large for a pullet of this age. I would recommend posting new photos in 2-3 weeks. By then, it should be relatively obvious as to whether your chick is a he or she.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

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    The comb is a little large for a pullet. As of now, though, there are no other glaring rooster traits. Once her/his breast feathers are grown in, we'll be able to tell better. Male partridge cochins differ significantly from females in color pattern. Post some more photos in a few weeks; we'll be able to tell better with an older bird. What ever "its" gender, "it" is very cute!
     
  5. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your expertise, this is my first partridge Cochin, I love the feather pattern, and ( same old story[​IMG]) I am holding out hope for a hen.... but yes, I definitely will wait a couple of weeks like 4-6? And post some more pics of our little bird. [​IMG]
     
  6. hens4thehudds

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    UPDATE : NEW PICS PARTRIDGE COCHIN ROO OR PULLET?[​IMG]
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  7. Tricoglossus

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    I can see some really pink wattles coming through and at that age I would have to say male.
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    That comb is getting redder, and I'm seeing some wattles. So, I'm going to have to say cockerel. But I'd wait a few more weeks, and then post new photos to be sure.
     
  9. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE AGAIN!! Partridge Cochin Girl or boy LOTS OF PICS... Opinions appreciated
    I am leaning toward hen, just cause it is getting penciling but non of the burgundy or black that a partridge Cochin rooster has?? What do you all think?
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  10. BantamLover21

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    I agree, the color pattern of your bird is that of a pullet, not a cockerel. So, despite the comb being somewhat red, I'm going to say pullet.
     

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