cutest little chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fitzpej, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. fitzpej

    fitzpej New Egg

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    These 3 little bantams followed me around a petting farm, they are adorable and loved cuddles, i really want to get some. What breed are they? guessing pekins?
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Hi there! We'd love to help you ID your mystery birds. Did you have any pictures in your post? If so, they aren't showing up.
     
  3. fitzpej

    fitzpej New Egg

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    i think i fixed it, is it showing u now?
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, you are correct they are pekins, otherwise known as cochins. :) They look like very sweet little girls and cochins would be a great choice for a pet.

    Ooh, I noticed your avatar, I'm guessing you have ferrets. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They are either Pekin or Cochin bantams. Which they are is a matter of definition as the UK poultry governing bodies claim that Pekins and Cochins are two distinct breeds, but the US poultry governing bodies do not recognize the distinction. Either way they are gorgeous birds.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    In the US we call them bantam Cochins. They're great little pet birds, usually pretty docile and friendly. Not stellar layers but good mommas. My only issue is the feathers on the feet---I live in Mud Central, so can't have as many feather footed breeds as I'd like. I keep a few to use as broodies, here's one who went broody in the feeder (no, I didn't give her eggs there!)

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  7. howfunkyisurchicken

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    [​IMG] Thats adorable!
    I agree, Pekins or Cochins, are wonderful little birds. They make great pets and brooders.
    Here's my bantam Cochin, Dottie, doing what she does best. She didn't start in the feeder, but under it.
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  10. fitzpej

    fitzpej New Egg

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    Hi thanks to all for replying, I'm in Australia so its not muddy :) I haven't heard of cochins, but i have heard of pekins in Australia. Im guessing that is similar with the UK
     

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