Help! Cochin without feathered feet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantamAshley, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. BantamAshley

    BantamAshley Songster

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    D256201B-4C2C-4285-B591-AAC7512CAD6D.jpeg 6D0BB003-8162-421C-89E7-F23C1C0EB1CC.jpeg AEF39996-7681-4140-88D7-8F45F048351E.jpeg I received this chick from purely poultry, having included a Red frizzle Cochin bantam in my order. The other Cochins that I received were black and grey, and as Cochin-ish as expected.
    though this red One has some Cochin features, it is very different than any Cochin chick that I have had. It has miniscule feathering to its feet, it was larger in size than the other two, but not as plump. It also had almost full wing feathers upon arrival.
    Here I have included some pictures of this chick at 3 weeks old.
    Can anyone with Cochin experience tell me why some may not have feathered legs? Or is it an entirely different breed all together?
    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    I would say its just a 'one in a kind' bad example of the breed....
     
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  3. BantamAshley

    BantamAshley Songster

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    So possibly just poorly breed? I guess I’ll find out in a few months:idunno
     
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  4. BantamAshley

    BantamAshley Songster

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    At least her feet won’t be poo magnets.
     
  5. RobinFrances

    RobinFrances In the Brooder

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    I have a a baby just like her. I don't think she was poorly bred. I joined this site to figure out what she was. She is a mystery to everybody especially since she has 5 toes! I still love her lol. I think it has to do a lot with genes from down the line. But they start to look awesome when their feathers really start coming in! 20180511_222839.jpg 20180511_223858.jpg 20180511_222849.jpg
     

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