Cockerel? Cochin Bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bunsnpupsnchick, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I'm thinking this is a cockerel. It's either a gold laced or partridge. Either way, poorly marked. Total sweety, haven't observed behavior indicators & right now is in with a Polish cockerel & a couple of hens the same age with no issues. I just added the others to the polish this morning, they'd been separated for weeks.

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  3. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That's been my leaning, but no battle with the polish. When I'd placed another polish cockerel in with the polish before immediate cockerel battle. Plus, I've seen older cockerels mount this one. Which, I didn't think was normal cockerel dominance behavior. So, made me wonder just enough.
     
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster but dosent look like a partrige
    I'm not sure of color.
    But he still,looks cute!
    Here's a pic of my young breeding gold partrige Cochin bantam.
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  5. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's beautiful! Only thing I can think of is either gold laced or the partridge with the markings that are showing. Plus, the color he has...I love it.
     
  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
    I hope someone will help you find the colour
     
  7. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd change the header to this thread/posting, but it won't let me. So, I'm thinking I'll have to post again. If the markings were clearer that are showing that'd be a huge help! From what I can tell, the wings on gold laced & partridge are really similar that it's tough to tell them apart.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel, and he's likely mixed colors.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful cockerel
     
  10. bunsnpupsnchick

    bunsnpupsnchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I emailed the hatchery he's from with the pics to see what they say. I know they have gold laced, partridge, & red cochin bantams. Anything is possible. I'd love the red color in a solid bird...make me wonder if that's their red.
    Thank you.

    Unfortunately, I've a lot of boys. 6 that are older & as of now from this group a blue cochin bantam, a birchen cochin bantam, mystery/poor marked red laced polish, white crested black polish, buff brahma, & a crevecoeur plus this guy.

    I'm totally stoked on the crevecoeur as I've a girl & was wanting to work to keep the breed going & bring it back to where it should be. I ended up with a trio of buff brahma...so not sure about keeping them. The blue I was thinking of keeping with the self blue girls I have for now as I love those colors. The birchen I'm not sure of either. Right now the yard is balanced. So no pressure to get rid a cockerel. That can change I know.
     

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