Cochin chick leg feathering question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jwg423, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just received 25 Cochin and 25 Jersey Giants from a hatchery they are all 2 days old and they all look the same, not sure if it was a hatchery mistake or maybe the chicks really do look that similar? I know Cochins should have feathered legs and none of ours have feathered legs, but is this something that will develop later or should they have feathers on their legs already?
    I would like to try to determine asap if it is an error so I can call and have them send me cochins I was really looking forward to my little feather footed chickies.
    Thanks everyone for your help [​IMG]
     
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  2. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
    My camera takes an awful picture under the heat lamp but here is a few of them, the brown ones are welsummers but the "others" all look the same
     
  3. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope Cochins hatch with feathered legs and toes.
     
  4. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one of my splash babies. Hope this helps.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get them from?
     
  6. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help! I thought that they were supposed to have the feathering right away, thank you for confirming [​IMG]
    I will call the hatchery tomorrow and ask about it...
    mistakes do happen and I have been quite happy with them for previous services thus far, I'm sure that they will correct the error...
     
  7. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coonriver-I got his dad from McMurray.

    jwg423-Your welcome. Looks like you got 25 freebees! Hope they are dual purpose and you can at least eat them (well if you do that sort of thing).
     
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck and I hope they quickly fix the mistake. Cochins are beautiful!
     
  9. coonriver

    coonriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get your cochins from?Mike
     
  10. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you call the hatchery yet?
     

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