Cochin Pullet and Cockerel...what color is this, or did I get a mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by verycherry, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased these chicks on 5-01-08 at our local farm supply store, so they're a little over 11 weeks old. I'd been wanting Cochins or Brahmas but hadn't found any locally, so when I saw their little feathered legs, I grabed 'em!

    I believe they're Cochins, or at least mostly Cochin, and after a few weeks thought they were probably going to have the Partridge coloration, but they're not quite like the Partridge Cochins I found online, so now I'm not sure what I have.

    Do you think they're a mix of two colors, or a mix of breeds altogether? Whatever they are, I just love the colors, especially on the male. He's getting more colors everyday: blues, purples, teal green. I can't wait to see what he looks like as a mature rooster.

    The pullet...
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    The cockerel...
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    Thanks in advance for your opinions!
     
  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
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    They're gorgeous. I don't know what they are sorry...I wish I did.
     
  3. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your Pullet is a Partridge.

    The cockeral may be as well but they normally have more red on their necks and across their backs. He may get more of the coloring when he gets older. I know my Splash cockeral is still getting different colors on him he is now 4 1/2 months old.


    Here is a link that has pictures of the Partridge colored cochins.

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/partridgecochinstd.html

    Yours are both are very pretty!!
     
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  4. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that one does look a lot like mine. The Partridge Cochin I found online were soooo much lighter in color, and had thinner lines in the pattern. Thank you! Maybe those were show quality or something?

    I suppose the cockerel is a partridge too since they both looked the same at a few days old.

    I definately want more of these, or another color. They're so sweet natured. Thanks for the link to that site. I bet they don't have any left this time of year, but maybe by next year...hopefully.
     
  5. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I have to agree with you on the coloring of them. Yours have great coloring they are suposse to be dark like that.

    I like I said my Splash Cochin is still getting in colors. He now is getting some nice coloring on his wings. Every few weeks he changes on his coloring in areas [​IMG]

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  6. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, he is just gorgeous! I think I'll add splash to my list too. I guess you can't breed the two colors together though, but it would be nice just to have such a pretty pullet around.
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    verycherry, you cochins are partridge.
     
  8. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you LilPeeps. Your chickens in your album are beautiful! I have two Silkies also, a white and a red. They're such a sweet breed.
     
  9. cdross

    cdross Out Of The Brooder

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    both are definately partridges. I have both roosters and pullets. they sure are pretty aren't they.
     
  10. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are. I'm afraid this will turn into an addiction!
     

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