Cochin or?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RoosterDoo, May 28, 2017.

  1. RoosterDoo

    RoosterDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMG_1823.JPG So, I am usually pretty good at judging what breeds my birds are. However, this one is supposed to be a Cochin, but is not growing/feathering like my other one. Is it still a Cochin or did the seller grab the wrong bird?
     

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Where did you get it? I think you still have a Cochin.
     
  3. The Angry Hen

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    Hello,

    In the picture above, it is standing like a bantam.
    If it is a Cochin? I am pretty sure it is a bantam Cochin. Blue or black.

    What age is it?
    If it is a 3-4-5 weeks old Cochin,
    it would have more feathers on it's feet.

    The head looks fine for a Cochin,
    but not the feet.

    Hope this helps!
    -The Angry Hen
     
  4. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to sound rude... if it is a cochin it is poorly bred as the feathering on the feet should be way more pronounced going to the middle toe... you may have a brahma on your hands... I don't know of many cochins that have dark feathering with light colored heads so it could either be a barnyard mix of cochin and something else or some sort of brahma... is it large fowl or a bantam?
     
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  5. RoosterDoo

    RoosterDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My other Cochin have much more pronounced leg feathering, that is why I was asking. She could be a bantam. Is supposed to be black variety. She is not a mix. She has a single comb, so she is not Brahma. Got her from a semi-local feed store that basically makes their money on their year-round chick supply. They will order basically anything you ask for from any hatchery.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

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    It just looks like a hatchery quality Cochin.
     

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