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Is this a cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cyndiloowho, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. cyndiloowho

    cyndiloowho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our sweet puff ball, Aunt Fanny, was an orphan we took in as we started our little flock.
    She is around 6 months. The only girl not laying.
    Some advice was that she was Blue Bantam Cochin possibly?
    What does Bantam mean?

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  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like it, if her comb is single. (Separate points sticking up)

    Bantams are the miniature version of large fowl.

    She should start to lay soon, some of my hens started to lay at 6, and some at 7 months.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    I'll say she sure is beautiful!
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Blue Cochin, you'll get an egg from her soon [​IMG]
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a cochin
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You're correct. They're slower to mature and don't have reputations as the greatest layers. But, they do go broody fairly often and make good mommas.
     
  7. Lazarus718

    Lazarus718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cochin, the blue version of my partridge.
     
  8. cyndiloowho

    cyndiloowho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all of your kind responses and help.
    It is hard to picture her as a mother because she is by far the most sheepish in the flock.
    She is lovely and always my daughters first choice to get out to "play" with :D
     

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