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Henrietta
So this is Henrietta. When we got her as a day old last April I was a newbie. I was told that she was a cuckoo maran. When I noticed feathers on her legs, I researched the breed and saw that this could be from the french line, so didn't really think much more about it. As she grew, she got fluffier and fluffier. I still was thinking she was a maran. Her eggs aren't extremely dark but are a 4 on the maran scale. So we just got 11 new chickies a week ago. One is a black Cochin we named Penny. 2 are Cuckoo Marans without the feathers on their feet. TODAY, I suddenly had a revelation... Henrietta is a Cuckoo Cochin. So I am asking for opinions from those more experienced and knowledgeable than I, what do you think?
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You are correct, she's a very pretty one too, though I think they are called barred.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 3/9/16 at 6:43pm
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

You are correct, she's a very pretty one too, though I think they are called barred.

Thanks! She is one of our favorites! Funny personality. She is definitely a keeper even though she isn't a Maran! wink.png
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Really, the best way to answer your question is to pick her up and look at the bottoms of her feet.  If they are yellow, she is a Cochin; if they are pink, she is Marans.  She doesn't look like a Marans to me--but I would not rule out her being a cross (the pink feet would be dominant). 


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She's a barred Cochin. Such a pretty girl! I have bantam barred Cochins coming later this year, I hope my birds are as fluffy as she is. 

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Rachel BB

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she is a beautiful barred cochin.  She is so fluffy I would love to give her a hug.

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Agreed, she's lovely! I just ordered a few barred Cochins (and blue and splash), hopefully they're as pretty as your girl! I used to breed them and miss them tons, they're wonderful birds smile.png
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Really, the best way to answer your question is to pick her up and look at the bottoms of her feet.  If they are yellow, she is a Cochin; if they are pink, she is Marans.  She doesn't look like a Marans to me--but I would not rule out her being a cross (the pink feet would be dominant). 

She actually has pink feet.
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