Barred or Black Cochine?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aamanda, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chirping

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    These Bantam Cochine were given to me so i could use them as brooders for my RIR's in the spring. They were hatched Aug 20th. They have black feathered feet. Some of the white in the pics looks bigger because of my flash. I dont know much about this breed as i have only worked with large breeds so any other advice is appreciated!! I have no idea what age to look for what changes to find out pullets from cockerels.
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  2. Not barred rocks. Barred rocks have a white spot on their heads as chicks.

    Possibly black australorps if they have black, clean legs. Possibly cochins if they have feathered legs (street sweepers).

    Wish ya the best.
     
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  3. Cochins are usually mild tempered. They come in Bantam sizes too. I can't tell from your photos if they are bantam or full size but am assuming that they are large fowl. Great chickens. Mothers make for going broody. I have only 2 left from my flock and really like them both.
     
  4. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chirping

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    They have black feathers coming in on the feet. The lady just called em bantam cochins.
     
  5. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chirping

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    Sorry i did not mention they are Bantam. I looked up colors of chicks and im guessing black or barred but really have no idea lol.
     
  6. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    They are black. Barred chicks have a white spot in the down on their head.
     
  7. Aamanda

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    So no white spot. Maybe black then. The chicks from the blacks looked like they had a lot more white on them though.
     

  8. I raised 4 bantam cochins this spring and the black one did indeed look like your photos. Feathers on his feet came in beautiful. Looks like you have a bunch.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They could be black or birchen. Not barred, as stated all barred chicks have a white spot on the head at hatch.

    I use bantam cochins for my broodies. I love them! I've found 8 large eggs is just about all a little lady can handle, though.
     
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