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Difference Between a Cochin and a Brahma?

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I recently acquired a chicken that I was told was a bantam brahma. Upon looking at some pictures of cochins I was surprised to see that my bird looks exactly like them! Is there a way to tell the difference?  Please forgive the ignorance of this question but I have only ever dealt with standard breeds, never ornamentals. She's beautiful and I don't really care what breed she is but I'm curious.
Here's a picture if that helps.
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm217/Kanthaka/mechickens2013.jpg


Edited by Kanthaka - 5/6/10 at 4:56am
post #2 of 9

Cochins have straight combs and the brahmas have pea combs and less leg and foot feathering big_smile

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She's a beauty, but she's a Cochin.  I know of no black Brahmas.

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Originally Posted by Sjisty 

She's a beauty, but she's a Cochin.  I know of no black Brahmas.


Agreed.

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Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Originally Posted by new2chooks 
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Originally Posted by Sjisty 

She's a beauty, but she's a Cochin.  I know of no black Brahmas.


Agreed.


There are BBS brahmas- but not many here. I was going to do a blue brahma project with a pea-combed splash cochin roo, but just didn't have the room. I agree- you have a lovely black cochin. You gotta love them big_smile

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less
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post #6 of 9

congratulations it's a cochin big_smile  cochins are sweet broody chickens.  she will happily hatch as many eggs as she can stuff under her fluffy butt.

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post #7 of 9

It is a Cochin. smile

There are indeed Black Brahmas in bantam form though.

The difference is FAR from just pea comb versus single comb - Brahmas are very tall, have less shank feathering, should have much less of a "rump" showing, but instead a nice, even back, and should have a good, long neck with a nice brow over the eye and a good dewlap between the waddles, which should not be big. Also, they have far less color options than Cochins.

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post #8 of 9
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Thanks! My curiosity is satisfied.

post #9 of 9

that Doesn't look like a bantam 0.o

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