1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Cochin or brahma?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crchicks, May 24, 2017.

  1. crchicks

    crchicks Out Of The Brooder

    46
    2
    32
    Feb 27, 2017
    Abilene, Tx
    Got this pullet back in March and was told she was a cochin. I recently added a light brahma chick to my flock and have noticed they look very similar. Thoughts?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    5,735
    679
    306
    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    That looks like a Buff Brahma. One way to tell the difference between the two is to look at their combs. Brahmas have a pea comb, Cochins have a standard comb.
     
    The Angry Hen likes this.
  3. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

    243
    58
    96
    Mar 26, 2015
    Arkansas!!
    My Coop
    Looks like a brahma to me.
     
    The Angry Hen likes this.
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, Hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

    A Cochin should have a straight comb while a Brahma should have a pea comb.

    That looks like a Brahma to me. Cochin are mostly solid colors and I agree that looks like a Brahma...

    I like Cochin better. ;)
     
  5. crchicks

    crchicks Out Of The Brooder

    46
    2
    32
    Feb 27, 2017
    Abilene, Tx
    Her comb is still small so it's hard for me to tell. I have a barred cochin already ☺
     

    Attached Files:

  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    That is a pea comb and Brahma.

    I saw a barred Cochin the other day... kinda liked the look. :)
     
    The Angry Hen likes this.
  7. crchicks

    crchicks Out Of The Brooder

    46
    2
    32
    Feb 27, 2017
    Abilene, Tx
    This is mine ☺
     

    Attached Files:

    The Angry Hen likes this.
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Yep, cute! :love
     
    The Angry Hen likes this.
  9. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

    2,993
    3,016
    316
    Apr 3, 2017
    Texas
    My Coop
    I'm positive that is a Beautiful Buff Brahma!
     
    The Angry Hen likes this.
  10. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    277
    154
    126
    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    x3 on the Brahma! Here's a pic of one of my buff brahmas at 4-5 weeks... Resized_20170519_154240.jpeg Resized_20170519_154257.jpeg
     
    sassysarah123 likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by