Is this a Partridge Cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TooManyChickies, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. TooManyChickies

    TooManyChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this bird as my free mystery chick from Murray McMurray. I am thinking it is a partride cochin, but am not quite sure. Its reddish with a dark stripe down its back and has a light colored belly. What do you think?
     
  2. Firefly89

    Firefly89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge Cochin or brahma?
     
  3. sparklechicken

    sparklechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got a partridge cochin from mypetchicken and she was chocolate brown all over, getting a little lighter toward the belly. She didn't have a stripe, but was darkest along the spine. She looked almost exactly like your chickI remember she reminded me of a little mini bear cub!
     
  4. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are those feathered feet? With that coloration, if the feet are feathered, then it's likely a cochin. Certainly could be partridge; I've seen some variation in the color, but they tend to be a pretty mink brown down the back of the head and middle of the back, and a mixture of shades of brown over the rest of the body with some yellow mottled in. There are lighter-colored chicks and darker-colored ones, but they all tend to feather in the same.

    I love our cochins (ours are bantams). They're fantastic broodies and have such friendly, charming personalities.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes.



    If you want to make absolute sure - Look at its comb. sawtooth edge - Cochin. Little lumps - Brahma. But, Partridge Brahmas are not available commercially so it's a Cochin.
     
  6. TooManyChickies

    TooManyChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, those are feathered feet! Thanks for your response!
     
  7. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could also be a Gold-Laced Cochin.
     

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