Are my hens cochins? What color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swtbtrcup, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told they were cochins when I bought them as chicks. What do you think? What color?

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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that these are cochins, but not very good quality (sorry, not a judgement of their sweetness, just conformation to standard).

    Your last hen is actually most likely a cochin silkie cross, due to the dark skin.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like mixes to me, very pretty mixes! Here's one of my Cochin girls...
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They could be hatchery quality purebreds or mixes. I'm not sure what color you'd call them with that leakage. Although, the coloring makes me thing they're mixed, and as mentioned, that dark comb signals silkie or something else a few generations back.
     
  5. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks :) I love my girls no matter what they are. they are very sweet and good broody hens.
     

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