What kind of bantam cochins? And boy or girl or too soon to tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TrixiePA, May 16, 2009.

  1. TrixiePA

    TrixiePA Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    South Central PA
    I posted some of these guys at 3 days and good gosh You guys who responded are GOOD!

    Now they are 16 days old and I'm curious to see what you think. Also one has grown like crazy is huge compared to the others. He's a whole ounce heavier.

    Big Boy Here he is. Cochin bantam? Barred? Rooster?

    Nosey Another cochin bantam? Rooster?

    Poley the Polish... okay so my 4 year old chimed in on that one... Pullet?

    Chippie the OEGB Pullet?

    Thanks for looking and guessing.
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  2. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2008
    Trixie I am no expert but
    1. barred cochin pullet... Thats my guess
    2. black cochin roo
    3. polish sex [​IMG]
    4. ?
    They are really cute!!!!
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  3. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
    Eastern/Central PA
    I don't know, but they are REALLY cute!
  4. TrixiePA

    TrixiePA Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    South Central PA
    Thanks. I'm really delighted with them. They were TSC chicks and looked really rough when I brought them home at one day old...

    I was thinking b/c the first one got so big that it might go Rooster. S/he also does a lot of chest bumping and posturing. Little comb coming in but still early on that I know.

    Anyone know how big bantam barred cochins are supposed to get?
  5. Poultry Palace

    Poultry Palace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2009
    Live Oak, Florida
    Bantam cochins get to be: Cock 32 oz., Hen 28 oz. Hope that helps
  6. TrixiePA

    TrixiePA Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    South Central PA
    Is that big for a bantam? I had researched the standards I ordered but these from TSC were just 'gravy' so to speak...

  7. backyardigans

    backyardigans Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    Santa Barbara, CA
    We had two barred cochin chicks and the cockerel got his stripes much earlier than the pullet did. His stripes started showing around 2-3 weeks whereas the pullet was kind of black until 4 or so weeks. So that would imply that yours is a male. She male was also almost twice as heavy as the girl around 4 weeks, at 6 weeks he already weighed way over a pound. (my kids like to weigh chickens...)
  8. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    The second one is a blue cochin not black.[​IMG]

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