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What are we???? Gender and Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DixieDame67, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued this pair last month , there flock was killed by a dog, i was told both were hens, but I KNOW one is a rooster he is crowing, but not sure about the other, shes smaller and her waddles are smaller , but no eggs, and what are they? they are much bigger than my other chickens, thanks for any thoughts on what they are and if i have a Roo and Hen or 2 Roos

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  2. Griffox

    Griffox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but they look like Cochins to me.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That's what I was thinking too, standard black cochin pair.
     
  4. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think the smaller one is a hen?
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Yes, if you look at the tail feathers and the comb and wattle size of the larger one, the smaller one definitely looks like a hen.
     
  6. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!!!!!!! Wonder why shes never laid an egg, i was told she was born last March, i have bantams i hatched last summer and they are laying everyday now ....just curious , there previous living conditions were not well, but i have added oyster and grit, with many treats, oatmeal, sunflowers, corn, etc etc....I really want to keep them, there so big and goofy but very dossle and sweet [​IMG]
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

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    Quote:Yep! What a beautiful set!! They will make beautiful babies.
    Good Luck
    Christina
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very beautiful Cochins.
     
  9. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're cochins and nice ones at that. Sometimes when hens are moved to a new area they will not start laying again until Spring.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If they were a little taller I'd say...


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    Langshans

    But no...

    Beautiful, black Cochins... make for WONDERFUL Broodies.
     

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