Breed please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Danielledrab, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Danielledrab

    Danielledrab Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have to young chicks and are doing ever so well, but want people's help the the breed I'm thinking Pekin or that's what's iv been told but I'm new to chicken keeping so after more info thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Pekins to you Cochins to us on this side of the big pond. Nice looking young birds.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Looks like you have two adorable Cochins :).
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed. The UK actually recognizes Cochins and Pekins as two separate breeds, but they are considered the same breed in the USA.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    To me, a cochin by any other name is still a cochin - when someone says Pekin, I think they are referring to ducks.
     
  6. Danielledrab

    Danielledrab Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for reply so a Cochin and Pekin are same bird (learn something new everyday) I also have a 5 month old so I'm hoping these two chick grow into simpler looking bird can't wait to see out come of them thanks once again hers a pick of my Pekin (Cochin) [​IMG]
     
  7. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    The name Pekin refers normally to bantam Cochin.
     
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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Fortunately the duck is spelled with a "g" on the end (Peking). :eek:)
     

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