What sex are these Cochins?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HidingInTheHenHouse, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More chicks I got from the "Assorted Pullets" barrel at Tractor Supply. I'm pretty sure they are partridge cochins, but I don't know their sex. From looking at pictures on here, I am starting to think they mislabeled their barrel.

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    This is one of them (but honestly, they are so identical I can no longer tell them apart), at 10-11 weeks.

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    Same chicken (I think), close-up.

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    The other cochin.

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    And another of the 2nd cochin.

    So am I right? Partidge cochin roos?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    If they are Partridge Cochins... which they do appear to be, but I am no expert.... I'd guess they are roos based on their colors.

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    These are from Feathersite.... and I think you can see what I mean.
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say both are roosters. Sorry.........and yes, partridge cochins
     
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  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There combs and wattles are alot bigger and redder than my cochin pullets. I think you have 2 roos.
     
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd say there is a consensus.

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  8. too many chickens

    too many chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know too much about partridge cochins, but if they have the crest that's found on most chickens, they might both be hens.
     
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    The cochin roos seem to get red comb and waddles really ealry on. I have 3 week olds and I know which are hens or roos-yours look like roos to me. Very pretty!
     
  10. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    They are boys. The male Partridge cochins will have the dark reddish colored feathers coming in on their shoulders and the green in the tail. The pullets will be pretty brown with some lacing.
    This is my boy at 8 weeks old. The person i got him from got him from TSC out of the pullet bin too!

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