What age do bantam Cochins combs begin to turn red

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wannabchick, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    And is that an indicator it's a boy

    I have 5 Cochins, all 4/5weeks old, their combs are all still flesh color

    Someone mentioned to me, that usually by that age their combs are redder if their boys

    Any advice appreciated
     
  2. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually they are... but theres no telling unless you post pics [​IMG]
     
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Thanks, I did post photos when they were 3 weeks old, some said some were cockerels..just guestimating

    But the other night , when a friend was looking at them, she seemed quite surprised that not one had any red yet

    She said, wow mine all turn red by 4 weeks of age if they are Roos

    So we were thinking could each one hatched actually be girls.. That would be so rare

    Of course me, I was thrilled, because the two I want to keep out of the group iam so hoping are girls

    I know things can change, just wanted to know what other Cochin owners have experienced with their babies
     
  4. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was pretty confident by 6 weeks. Got any recent pics?
     
  5. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Quote:no they just look the same.. a week later.. LOL

    but will surely add some later this week.. you know I have found taking photos of little chics... LOL.. not so easy..hehehehe
     

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