What sex and breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amyhbass, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. amyhbass

    amyhbass Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I recently got 4 white bantam chickens at a local auction. I think they might be cochins or (maybe) langshans - or some cross with one of those. My main question is - are they hens or roos? Two of them have spiked combs - shown in the first pic (the one in the rear - its comb flops over to one side or the other - not attached in the back of it), and the other two have a walnut sort of comb - like in the second pic. Their feathers look more like hens to me, but so far I've gotten no eggs - and no crowing. I also have a full-size rooster (a cuckoo marans I think - and several light brahma hens), so maybe his command of the yard keeps them from crowing? (does it work like that?) I'm thinking that someone here can tell me right away what I have. I'm afraid I might have 4 little roos. [​IMG] I do want some cute little bantam eggs. Thank you for your help!
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  2. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry but you have some really cute roosters.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed roosters. Could have some silkie probably 2 generations or more back, some cochin, really who knows.
     
  4. amyhbass

    amyhbass Out Of The Brooder

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    okay ... mystery solved - they are really cute though. [​IMG]

    Thank you for your help.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    white cochin mixes and both cockerels and they are very pretty
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This exactly
     
  7. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    yep, all boys. The pointy saddle feathers (just before the tail feathers) always confirm it for me. Hens have rounded end and wider feathers at that spot. Soooo handsome though!
     

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