what is my chickens breed

Phage

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Looks like a roo if it is only 7 weeks old.
Also not the right shape to be a cochin.
 

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I new it wasn't a Cochin I got a Cochin with him that I know is a rooster that he is very protective of
 

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My cousin who is more used to chickens says to look at it's feet, if it has a spur started then it's a roo and if no spur then it's a hen
All chicken have spur buds...so no good for determining gender on chicks.
Males don't start really growing out the spurs until at least sexual maturity(4-5 months),
they don't get significantly larger than a pullets until older than that.
 

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Your cousin is wrong hens can have spur buds as well. BTW it's a Silver Campine Rooster. interesting breed. They come in silver and gold. If you mix silver with gold you get a sex-link.
 

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@wynn4578 thank you for the info I think it is a beautiful bird. And very friendly wanted to get a mate for him might go for a gold..:thumbsup
 

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No problem. I had some silver campines for awhile. They can be a little flighty but otherwise a really fun breed. I could be wrong but I think they are also the only chicken that the hen and the rooster feather out exactly the same. That being said I would wait until I was positive if it were hen or roo. They can look identical until they are almost fully mature.
 
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