Cochin's or Pekins???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Best Duck, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. The Best Duck

    The Best Duck Out Of The Brooder

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    My friend picked up some chickens off the side of the road and he gave them to me. Out of the three I am pretty sure there are two roosters and one hen. But I do not know what breed they are, but think they could be cochins. If you could tell me that would be very helpfull. The gray one is a male as he crows but don't know about the black one as I haven't heard a peep out of him, but I'm 99% sure the barred one is a hen.
    Thanks for your help :)


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  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]



    Good looking flock you have there [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Great that you could find it in your heart to help out these birds!

    Good luck with your new flock and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! They do look like hatchery/pet cochins, the black is a male also, hard to tell for sure with the barred one with the pattern since its feathers are wet, but am pretty sure I see saddle feathers on that one also.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! All of those birds are Cochin/Pekin cockerels--Pekin and Cochin mean the same thing, but Pekin is used more commonly in Europe.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Your birds do look like Cochin bantams (also called Pekins), and they are all cockerels.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry, but all are cockerels.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice birds - some person thought it was a great idea to dump roosters by the side of the wrong. How nice of you to rescue them.
     
  9. The Best Duck

    The Best Duck Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually I am pretty sure they are ex cock fighting birds
    as there are cock fighting rings in the area were they were picked up.
    Thanks for your help:)
     

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