How did I get these curly lacey feathers (Cochin)? NEW picts post # 1.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kathyinmo, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I bought this chicken, because it looked, "different." It is a Cochin. Where do the curly lacey looking feathers come from? I got it from a breeder, who has no Silkies, no Frizzles or Sizzles, etc. I think I got it from his cull pen, if I remember correctly. How does this happen?

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I can't help you, but oh, so neat!
     
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    wow! could you give me the breeder's name? that is a very interesting feather type!
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I will email him and ask if he breeds for this, or if it is unusual. As I recall, I got this one from his cull pen. I could be wrong, though. I don't remember any others like it.
     
  5. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's so neat!!! I hope you are planning on breeding to see what happens? It's like she's laced or her feathers are lacey...Love it!
     
  6. cochin123

    cochin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her feathers look worn . my hens look like that after the breeding season , GOOD ROOS [​IMG]
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    No, it's not from a roo .... It is all the feathers. Actually, I don't know for sure if this is a hen, or a roo ..... [​IMG]
     
  8. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I think it's a splash pullet. I was going to ask if the feathering was area-specific or all over, but you say it's all over? Hmmm....
    The feathers blocking the view of the comb, is that a small crest or just the same fluffy feathers as the rest of her? Is it a single comb up there, or has it a different shape? I would suggest getting a kid to take three sets of feathers to school and turn it into a microscope project! I'd be interested to see how they differ from a regular Cochins feathers as well as a Silkie's.

    ETA: this is filligree, what her feathers remind me of
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  9. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Oh, yes, I see ! [​IMG]
     
  10. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    what a pretty little bird... do you have a closer pic of some of the feathers??? i'd love to see more detail now that we've seen how pretty it is in a full body shot...

    P.S. you can bring me that bird when you come out this way... she's go well in my black pen.. lol..
     

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