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wait she is a she right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by raiderbabe239, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    this is teddy shes 4 1/2 to 5 mos old ive always thought she was a pullet because she got all of her feather faster than the roos i had in the same order and her comb has always been paler and small but now im noticing some iridecent green in the black on her tail feathers and her comb is getting red and she sounds like a hen please say shes a hen =/
     
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  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    If she's 4 months or older and her comb is just now getting bigger and redder then she's probably a week or two away from laying eggs. I'd say you're OK.

    She would have been crowing by now if she was a he, plus a really big comb.
     
  3. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    oh thank goodness i cant have anymore roos lol but shes still so small way smaller than my other cochin hens, maybe shes just a runt?
     
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry Riderbabe it is Partrige Cochin boy-look at this black brest and I think he is growing sadle feathers
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't tell for sure but I think I see saddle feathers too.
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:I thought the featers looked a bit fuzzy in the picture and I couldn't see any definite pointy ones.

    If he's 4+ months old then why no crowing??? Also at 16 weeks my roo had a HUGE comb and big wattles - I'm just not seeing a roo in the pic.
    I say wait for an egg [​IMG] but ya never know.
     
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  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'd say that's a roo- going by the coloring and shape. Watch for more black & green to start showing up in the saddle.
     
  8. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    Quote:I thought the featers looked a bit fuzzy in the picture and I couldn't see any definite pointy ones.

    If he's 4+ months old then why no crowing??? Also at 16 weeks my roo had a HUGE comb and big wattles - I'm just not seeing a roo in the pic.
    I say wait for an egg [​IMG] but ya never know.

    thats what i thought! he/she hasnt even made an attempt at crowing yet and my other roos from the order had wayy bigger red combs and wattles so i could tell they were roos i guess teddy here is just slow in developing [​IMG]
     
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Ve, its a partridge cochin, there for the pattern says that its a male. Cochins are often slow to develop.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Yep. No denying the coloration of the partridge male.
     

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