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Cochin with "Silkie feathers"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by juliechick, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    I got this Cochin rooster in an order from Ideal. I thought at first it was a frizzle because his first feathers were all scruffy looking. His hackles and saddle feathers are very soft and frizzy, not exactly like a Silkie, but close. He's soft like a baby chick. It may be hard to tell in the photos...

    I just thought this was interesting. Wonder if he could be mixed, even though he came from a hatchery?


    Last edited: Jul 26, 2008
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Cochins are normally fluffier than most other breeds. Your bird does not appear to have silkie feathering, just regular cochin feathering.
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    My giants cochins are really super soft too I LOVE them! I got mine from a friend who shows them and not a hatchery.
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    I know it's hard to see in the photo, but his feathers are really different than the two other roos on the hackle and saddle. You can see in the two bottom photos.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  6. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    looks plain ol cochin and the feathering just maybe some kinda irregularity to what ur used to ive seen it before but its been awhile

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