Is my Cochin a Silkie cross??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flowerchicks, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking at pictures of Cochins, and mine doesn't look like the others. Could she be crossed with a silkie? She looks just like my black silkie, but without the silkie feathers. Also, is she a black cochin? That's what she was sold as, but her feathers seem almost dark grey with dark edges. They are both feed store chickens.

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    This is my silkie, she's 13 weeks old.
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  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I see a crest, blue earlobes and silkie type feet. I'd say yes.
     
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    yep, silkie X cochin. i have one in my coop like that!and i've seen a lot of them at a recent chicken swap.
     
  4. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    YUP...We actually have the same cross as broodies and the look JUST like her!
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  5. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, the things you can learn from spending HOURS on this forum [​IMG]

    I new she was "special". When I got my first four chicks, I said I had 3 layers and one player, because she was supposed to be a pet. Took her up until about a week ago to even let you come near her, but she is pretty sweet now.

    She is a she, right??[​IMG]
     
  6. groominginla

    groominginla Out Of The Brooder

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    here is my silkie/cochin cross.
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  7. flowerchicks

    flowerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like she is going to have pretty markings. Please post a pic when she is all grown up [​IMG]
     
  8. thea71701

    thea71701 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep its a cross. i have them to. they are the greatest moms!!!! an so sweet.[​IMG]
     
  9. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
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    I have three in my brooder that looks just like that! All three are different ages, one was hatched in my bator and a friend of mine gave me the other two from some of her hatches. They all came from my friends chickens,...their daddy was a white silkie and the mommy a black cochin. They are so freaking cute!
     
  10. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
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    :lol Too funny! I, too, have a Silkie mix that is black with the crest, feather legged, and smooth feathers. Only my baby is a mix between a Barred OEGB hen and a White Silkie roo! [​IMG]
     

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