What gender is my 5 wk old Cochin Bantam??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by angelikimarie, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. angelikimarie

    angelikimarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At least that's what I think Penguin is, my first incubator hatched chick (1/9) from a surprise egg batch, now hanging out with same aged RIR pullets.
    I'm thinking/hoping pullet but not entirely sure
    Thank you in advance :)

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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    A Roo.
     
  3. Dasan458

    Dasan458 New Egg

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    If it is a roo, wouldn't the comb be bigger and more red? I have some chicks that are only 4 wks and there is a definitive difference between the roo combs and hen combs.
     
  4. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leaning towards Roo


    My past experience with Cochin Bantams makes me remember they are slow developers.

    A comb of that size at that age regardless of color is suspect.

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  5. angelikimarie

    angelikimarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm... I guess I will have to wait a few more weeks and take more photos
     
  6. angelikimarie

    angelikimarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So here are some better pictures of Penguin
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  7. ThreeHens2

    ThreeHens2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm leaning towards a roo
     
  8. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a rooster. Also that's funny I have a 9 week old BSL pullet named Penguin, too!
     
  9. angelikimarie

    angelikimarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! It's a pretty great name :)
    Thanks for the reply!
     

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