HELP! UNIDENTIFIED FLYING SWEETHEARTS!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cowgirl Mama, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Cowgirl Mama

    Cowgirl Mama New Egg

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    Help! We recently got these 2 very sweet young chickens. However, I have no idea what they are. They look like my barred rock hens but with feathered legs and feet? Thanks for any help! [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    They look like Barred Cochins, pretty birds.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

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    I think that they are Barred Cochins.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, barred cochins and both look female. They'll be absolutely beautiful when they mature!
     
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  5. Cowgirl Mama

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    thank you! Ive never had cochins before. They are very tolerant of my son picking them up and carrying them around. they are about half the size of my[​IMG] other hens. Will they stay small?
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Do you know how old they are? Did you get them from a breeder or are they from a hatchery? Bantam Cochins are pretty popular and a number of hatcheries like Cackle do carry the barred color in Bantam as well as the Standard/large size.
     
  7. donrae

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    Do you know how old they're supposed to be? They look adolescent to me, and if they're half the size of a barred rock they're going to be large fowl cochins, which means they'll be BIG girls--bigger than your other hens. They're slower to mature than a lot of other breeds and Cochins are often called Gentle Giants--they're great birds. Not always stellar layers, but they make good broody mommas and great eye candy!
     
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  8. Cowgirl Mama

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    We got them from Pratts Pets. They are definitely youngsters since they dont quite have their big girl voices yet. We have 7 other large hens (1 black copper maran, 2 buffs, 2 barred rocks and 2 americaunas?). None of which are laying yet but once they do, we will be more than set on eggs. I just picked these little girls up because of their cute feathered feet. Lol
     

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