Difference Between a Cochin and a Brahma?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kanthaka, May 6, 2010.

  1. Kanthaka

    Kanthaka Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently acquired a chicken that I was told was a bantam brahma. Upon looking at some pictures of cochins I was surprised to see that my bird looks exactly like them! Is there a way to tell the difference? Please forgive the ignorance of this question but I have only ever dealt with standard breeds, never ornamentals. She's beautiful and I don't really care what breed she is but I'm curious.
    Here's a picture if that helps.
    http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm217/Kanthaka/mechickens2013.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2010
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins have straight combs and the brahmas have pea combs and less leg and foot feathering [​IMG]
     
  3. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    She's a beauty, but she's a Cochin. I know of no black Brahmas.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My Coop
    Quote:Agreed.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Agreed.

    There are BBS brahmas- but not many here. I was going to do a blue brahma project with a pea-combed splash cochin roo, but just didn't have the room. I agree- you have a lovely black cochin. You gotta love them [​IMG]
     
  6. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congratulations it's a cochin [​IMG] cochins are sweet broody chickens. she will happily hatch as many eggs as she can stuff under her fluffy butt.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It is a Cochin. [​IMG]

    There are indeed Black Brahmas in bantam form though.

    The difference is FAR from just pea comb versus single comb - Brahmas are very tall, have less shank feathering, should have much less of a "rump" showing, but instead a nice, even back, and should have a good, long neck with a nice brow over the eye and a good dewlap between the waddles, which should not be big. Also, they have far less color options than Cochins.
     
  8. Kanthaka

    Kanthaka Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! My curiosity is satisfied.
     
  9. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that Doesn't look like a bantam 0.o
     

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