Any idea what breed and color these chicks are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chels23, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A local farmer gave me 12 eggs to hatch but they had no idea what breed their chickens are. The eggs were small and light brown/cream color. I think they might be Cochin but I'm not sure and the silver/white color is throwing me off. Any ideas what breed they might be and what color?
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  2. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea but so cute and love the color.
     
  3. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Silver Silkie chicks. They look about the same as they get older, just google some pics
     
  4. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, now that i look at the feet being more yellow than black like the Silkies, it could be a Silver Cochin.
     
  5. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKAY. I am changing my mind again. They most likely are a breed of Cochin. I found this great website with lots of different types of Cohins. I think yours is a Blue Cochin. This is the website,

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Cochins/BRKCochChix.html

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  6. SuburbSpurs

    SuburbSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like silkies. How many toes do they have?
     
  7. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies! I was thinking Blue Cochin also but the one chick is so light, almost silver, so that threw me off. They all have 4 toes and yellow feet
     
  8. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they? If they are only a day old then that silvery stuff might just be temporary. They will get even fluffier and the silver might fade. But, I am no Cochin or Silkie expert. I was thinking Silkie too at first but don't Silkies have dark feet?
     
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  9. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just a couple days old. I don't know much about silkies either but I think they have dark legs
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    I would guess that they were Blue Cochins.
     

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