Here is the background on these bubs. In May I went to a poultry show to get my very first chickens ever. I had geeked out on breeds for over a year and had a pretty good idea what I wanted. When I got there, there were not many breeds that interested me for sale but in one of the sale pens there was a beautiful golden laced cochin. In the next pen were a pair of buff orpingtons, a hen and a rooster. I noticed that the same person was selling all of them, and since my town does not allow roosters I talked her into selling me the cochin and the orpington hen. Shortly after getting them home I noticed how both had feathers missing on the backs of their heads and realized that they had probably been bred. My husband made me an incubator and somehow we managed to hatch out 4 chicks. By the time they hatched, I could tell which egg came out of which hen. I have one chick that is definitely an orpington, and I am pretty sure the father is the male I saw my girl penned with at the show. The other chicks have the feathered feet, and their feathers are much stiffer and denser than an orpington's feathers, but their coloring looks nothing like their mother, the bird in my avatar. For anyone familiar with the golden-laced gene, or the cochin breed, what are your thoughts on these babies? The first picture is the orpington chick and one of the chicks from the cochin. The other pics are all babies from the cochin. Part of me thinks they are pure, since the previous owner shows poultry and would want pure lines, the feather type and feet mirror their mother . Another part of me looks at their color and lack of lacing and thinks that the buff orpington roo might have gotten around some!