Can you help me figure out what breed these are?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MamaJohnson, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, the story:
    Got my hatchery order of RIRs and Barred Rocks, and fell in love. Coop plans were enlarged to accomidate a few more, and I was there bright and early for the local feed store's mixed straight run delivery the following week. I peered into that bin of 300 fuzzy little heads, and quickly realized I had no clue of the variety of chickens that were out there, or exactly what I was looking at. I ended up bringing home 4 little babies that I'm still trying to figure out.
    I'm pretty sure they are all bantams. Three of them appear to be Brahmas (dark, maybe?), but one of those three has different coloring. Do Brahmas vary in color like this, or is this a different breed that also has fuzzy feet? And then there's our "Little Blue", as we've named her. Tiny and very vocal, this little one has wings that kind of stick out, a navy or gray tint to her feet, and a fuzzy head. Could she be a bantam Orpington maybe?
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thank you much!
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  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little brown one with the reddish on its head.. I would guess it is a Millie Fleur D'uccle. The others I am guessing Cochins
     
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    I was thinking cochins too. The little blue on I'm not sure.
     
  4. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Millie Fleur D'uccle and Cochins. Just when I thought I was getting close! Havn't heard of those before... hang on... Googling... Do you know much about these breeds, or have you had experience with them?
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Those are not Mille Fleur d'Uccles, and I'm 100% sure of that. Mille Fleur chicks have the dark body and a yellow/tan head. They are also not that chunky. I think the three dark ones are partridge cochins. The little blue one is stumping me.
     
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  6. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be Golden-laced Cochins or Partridge Cochins. And the little blue one I'm not sure on. The feet aren't feathered...
     
  7. MamaJohnson

    MamaJohnson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think you are right!! [​IMG] Especially the Golden-laced. Those two little brown ones look exactly like that! And I'm thinking maybe the other one is a Black Cochin. What a help, BYC! [​IMG] And I'm so excited - what beautiful birds!! I've been searching all over, and I tell you, after a while this little fuzzy starts to look more and more like that little fuzzy... brown, yellow, brown, yellow... [​IMG] Our little flock is dual-purpose - oh, definately, I want eggs! And a little help with those bugs - bring it on!! But hubby and I both love animals (even the human variety...did I mention I have 7 children?!), and are so excited to add these ladies (and gent) to our family. Hence, I little variety "for fun" is what we've been hoping for.
    As for Little Blue - here's another shot, different angle. Does that help? Any suggestions?

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