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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kiwiyates, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. kiwiyates

    kiwiyates Hatching

    Feb 16, 2009
    I was given these 2 beauties. Former owner indicated they were hens...but, they are huge...and crowing. What breed and sex do you think they are? They look like hens to me - no roostery tail feathers and combs/wattles normal hen size.....but their body size and the crowing??? I'm confused. They are very feathered - including the feet. Thanks!



    Melissa in Central Florida

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Both look like boys to me
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Assuming they both have feathered feet, they both look like Cochin roos to me.
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Quote:X2 Definitely see saddle feathers on the splash. Could be Marans or a cross with Marans? Not real sure
  5. Raven81

    Raven81 Songster

    Nov 3, 2010
    Te Anau NZ
    Young cochin roos
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i'm thinking lf cochin mixes. those long pointed and shinny feathers in the neck and saddle are giveaway that they are roos to me, but very young and still growing since the combs are not very large or feathers long yet. sometimes the wing bows are also a different color than the rest of the body. your blue boy looks like my EE x Cochin boy but mine has much more red in his wing bows that yours at the moment.

    if they are crowing that is a sure sign they are roos. it is very rare to have a crowing/laying hen and i've only heard of it in sebrights and polish. i have heard of one breed going through a sex change from the hen to a roo.

    do you have any pics of their feet and toes? if we could see the color of those that may help out with their breed possibilities!
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL

  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Both are roos. I think they're Cochin or Cochin mixes.
  9. CheepSunglasses

    CheepSunglasses Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    (1) Blue Copper Marans and (2) Splash Marans. Both he-men. Yes, they get pretty big.
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Agreed. Tails are not like cochin tails, are like marans. Unfortunately, you're not going to get any eggs to confirm it [​IMG]

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