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Hello, ive just got some more chickens these look around a few months old.
Me and my mum reckon that they are a mix
The chicks has black, white and dark green feathers and we reckon they are all hens,
some are like a pekin size and some are like a legbar size. With feathers growing on the feet but one of them has no feathers on there feet.

I would love to know what breed or what mix they might be


Edited by xx Georgina xx - 9/10/15 at 12:59am
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It's kinda hard to tell by the picture but they may have some Cochin.

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Probably.
Of what I heard they got mixes and its hard to get a good picture of them.
I dint think it has a cochin in it as those chickens are big
Edited by xx Georgina xx - 9/10/15 at 1:01am
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

This is what they look like now got any ideas?

 

There are 4 of these that I got

The colours they are...

Black

Green

White

 

Feet:

Small feathers

2 has small black feathers

1 has black and white feathers

1 has no feathers on her feet at all

post #5 of 8

I think Cochin is a strong likelihood because of the feet feathering and the shape of the head and the large flesh spot around the eye...typical bantam Cochin look. And Cochin comes in standard and bantam size, but even so, if you breed a small bird to a large bird you tend to get varying sizes of birds in between.

 

However, there is a lot of look in the birds that is not Cochin. The body type is different and they have crests.

 

The cresting suggests either Cream Crested Legbar or some other partially crested bird, or it could be, and I think is most likely, some Silkie thrown in too as one bird looks like it might have 5 toes. If you see some with 5 toes, that would make Silkie almost a certainty, although Dorking a long shot possibility.

 

I think you have mixes of mixes. There's a lot of genes floating around in the looks.

 

If I had to take a somewhat educated guess, and this is a guess, I'd say Bantam Cochin, Crested Legbar, Silkie, and something else too.

 

LofMc


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 9/28/15 at 11:04am
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ah okay thank you tomorrow I will have to look of how many feet they have each
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Originally Posted by Lady of McCamley View Post

I think Cochin is a strong likelihood because of the feet feathering and the shape of the head and the large flesh spot around the eye...typical bantam Cochin look. And Cochin comes in standard and bantam size, but even so, if you breed a small bird to a large bird you tend to get varying sizes of birds in between.

However, there is a lot of look in the birds that is not Cochin. The body type is different and they have crests.

The cresting suggests either Cream Crested Legbar or some other partially crested bird, or it could be, and I think is most likely, some Silkie thrown in too as one bird looks like it might have 5 toes. If you see some with 5 toes, that would make Silkie almost a certainty, although Dorking a long shot possibility.

I think you have mixes of mixes. There's a lot of genes floating around in the looks.

If I had to take a somewhat educated guess, and this is a guess, I'd say Bantam Cochin, Crested Legbar, Silkie, and something else too.

LofMc
I agree. Bantam Cochins are known as Pekins in the UK. The two with pointed silver feathers on their backs are definitely cockerels and the others look like pullets. smile.png
1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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agreed

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