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What gender is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TSW99, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    This is my red Cochin bantam It is around six months old can any one tell me the gender? [​IMG]
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Would vote pullet if it is six months old.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I'm also thinking pullet.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  5. TSW99

    TSW99 Chirping

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    Okay thanks i agree it looks more like a pullet but has more of a rooster attitude isn't she kind of late to be laying eggs?
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    True, many birds begin laying by the time they are 5-6 months old. However, that is only the average. Breeds that weren't really bred for egg production (like bantam Cochins) often mature slower, and therefore lay later than other, more productive breeds.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Not neccesarily. Many breeds take 5-7 months before beginning to lay, with the birds bred for egg production (like Leghorns and Sex-Links) being on the early end. Birds like Cochins and other fancier breeds of chicken often take a little longer.
     

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