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What does this add up to? Gender confusion

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by michickenwrangler, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I have a white LF cochin. Approx. 14 weeks old/a little over 3 months. I don't know what gender it is.

    Comb: slightly more red than the 3 pullets I know I have, teeniest bit larger

    Wattles: look the same as the pullets, still small and tight

    Stance: Same as other pullets, no difference noted

    Hackles: round feathers

    Saddle: round feathers

    Tail: pointed and round feathers, when first feathered out had a nice little "bump" in the tail like show stock is supposed to have

    Bheavior: Nothing roo like noted. No crowing, no finding food for hens, no mounting. Only flared hackle feathers at our EE cockerel. The big blue pullet is clearly dominant.


    We did have a partridge cockerel that was the same age that had pointed tail, saddle and hackle feathers, had a noticeable larger comb and wattles and was a lot more upright.

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    This picture was taken at about 8 weeks old. I don't have an updated one since our camera isn't working
     
  2. At 14 weeks it should be fairly obvious it you've got a cockerel. If the saddle and hackle feathers are still rounded you've probably got a girl!
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing 11 Years

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    Pullet, no doupt.

    matt
     

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