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I'm assuming mutts but any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Liamm_1, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Songster

    I can't seem to pinpoint a breed for these 11 week olds. Pea comb, slate legs, bottoms of feet are yellow. One has very feathered legs, 2 others have slightly feathered legs, 3 have none (6 total). The mother hen seemed very large (to me who knows nothing), and jet black in color. The lady I got them from told me they were "Dutch Black" and cochin, and that the grandfather was a cochin banty. Investigating those breeds, I don't see much of them, but she said the feathered legs come from the cochin. Like I said, I guess a combination of multiple breeds maybe? anyone have any other thoughts? thanks!


  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    They look like they might be part Sumatra.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I agree with part Sumatra.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
  5. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Songster

    Sumatra would be SO cool!! That's where my wife is from, Sumatra, Indonesia [​IMG]
    Could any of you speak as to why you say that? I'm not familiar with that breed (other than probably seeing hundreds while in Indonesia [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The roo looks alot like a Sumatra, but not purebred. Long neck, small head, extra length in tail & body, & dark skin.
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    looks mostly like Sumatra... but I did see the feathered legs.

    They are a gorgeous mix.

    Have they started laying? What color egg do they lay?... I'm imagining a cream colored egg.

  8. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Sounds like the owner told you what they were. Cochin and Dutch bantam mix. They look about right for that to me, depending on their size.
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Personally I don't see anything that looks like they are mixed with cochin, unless the rooster was of very, very, poor quality. I agree with sumatra mixes, maybe poor-quality sumatras. Dutch bantams have big white earlobes, you wouldn't lose those completely in the first generation.
  10. look like bantam sumatras, hopefully the "mix" will mean they are less flighty than purebred sumatras

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