Any idea on a breed for these girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewToFarming, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 2 hens yesterday and I was told their breed was a Cochinese...they pronounced it as Cockenese. I never heard of such a breed! Is there one? I am guessing Cochin and Japanese cross.
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  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have Cochin X Brahma there. Lovely hens!
     
  3. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I thought they were pretty so I did get them. Actually got a pretty good deal yesterday! A 6 x 8 dog run, 2 hens, all delivered for $50! I was happy! These girls are still in the freaked out stage because it is all new and I feel bad because they want to be out free ranging with the rest of the flock but not yet! [​IMG] Hopefully they will calm down soon but I can handle them with no problems so they should be some good girls! [​IMG]
     
  4. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful!

    Good Luck with your girls [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are beautiful - is that chocolate colored feathers at the front of them. You done good - beautiful hens, dog pen and delivery. Real bargain.
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're right on the Cochin/Japanese cross. The fluff around the top of the legs and the heavy leg feathering are definitley Cochin traits. The wing and tail carriage along with the short legs are all Japanese traits. Very pretty girls. And that is an awesome deal. [​IMG]
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg I want 200 of them!!!!!!

    I would have never thought to cross those two breeds.
     
  8. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! They are escape artist too! LOL I didn't think they could fly that high due to their body type but they flew right out of the pen! LOL

    Yes, I didn't pick up on that at first but they do have chocolate colored feathers on the front as well as lighter chocolate coloring on most of the rest of their body.
     

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