5-day old cochins and brahmas....Who is who?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by huckleberryfarm, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    I know they have different combs but at this age, they don't have combs to speak of. Is there a way to look at the beak where the comb will be and tell which kind of comb will develop? I have 5 of each and it's a mystery at the moment to me as to which one are the cochins and which are the brahmas. I know in time I'll tell but curiosity is getting the better of me! Any other things to look for? They're super cute no matter what they are!
  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Photos would sure help. Seeing down color will help. Brahmas are pea combed, cochins are single combed.
  3. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    The Brahma's comb will be almost flat. You should be able to see little teeny tiny spikes on the cochins. Plus, the colors should be a clue, too. Go to Feathersite.com and check out the different chick pics.

  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Cochins have feathering completely around the leg. The brahma chicks will only have feathering on the outside of the leg.

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