Does any body know what breeds these chickens and bantams are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by carmstrong, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. carmstrong

    carmstrong Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2012
    I have started keeping chickens and have a mixture of bantams and chickens. I know that the bantams are pekins but would be grateful

    if someone could tell me the colour name of each bantam. I dont have any idea what bread the chickens are so if anyone could tell me I would be very grateful. Thanks[​IMG]

  2. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2012
    The first two looks like lavender orpington bantams, lavender is the colour.

    In the next photo the two mottled ones look like cochin bantams and the colour of them is millefleur. The big red chicken in the middle is a red sex link. Can't really see the two other chooks on the right of the image so haven't guessed at them.

    The black one in the bottom pic looks to be a black orpington maybe and not sure about the white one sorry. I'm a newbie and don't have much experience but wanted to have a guess!
  3. carmstrong

    carmstrong Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2012
    Thank you for replying I have also done a bit of research and I think you are right on all accounts! Thank you for your help :)
  4. Druantai

    Druantai Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    I also don't know about the white one at the bottom, But I agree with everyone else.
  5. The first two are Lavender Cochins. Orpingtons do not have feathered feet.

    The one on the left of the second picture looks like a splash Cochin, but it looks like a combination of colors.......the big red one is a sex link. The Cochin on the right could be a Millie fleur Cochin, but those are rare so I doubt it. I'd say she's mottled, but she doesn't have very good coloring. I can't really see the two on the right edge.

    Could you get better pics of the last two? And could you tell us what color the black one's feet are? I'd say the white one's a mutt, but I could be wrong.....
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I agree here - but to me the colour is blue barred. There is barring going on in these birds. It's stunning.

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    the first 2 are slightly barred making them blue barred cochin
    looks like either a blue mottled or a splash cochin, a red sex link and a milli cochin
    looks like it maybe an assui and the white might be a white wyandotte or a mix
  8. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2012
    One thing for sure: Those are beautiful birds. [​IMG]
  9. mohawkbrian

    mohawkbrian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2012
    the bantams are pekins npt cochins. I know because i breed pekins then a link a white wyabdotte and a mutt which could be anything
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You must be from the UK or Australia? We do not call them Pekins here, but they are indeed the same thing as Cochins.

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