Is this a Partridge Cochin??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jeffmazz, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. jeffmazz

    jeffmazz Out Of The Brooder

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    My foster daughter inherited this cockerel from a school project when they hatched a bunch of eggs late last winter. I think it's a partridge cochin. Any thoughts??
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    This guy is very friendly (so far) and gets along good with my other cockerel (barred rock to the right in the picture).
    I had another barred rock cockerel but I had to eat him. These two seem to be doing very well with the 28 girls they share company with. The barred rock successfully fended off two attempted hawk attacks (that I witnessed and am aware of) so he has earned his keep so far. I haven't seen the other one in action yet but I have seen him chasing the barred rock around the yard. Any thoughts on what this guy is are appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Nice birds...no idea what kind you have there.

    I've asked the moderator to move this post to the 'what breed is this' forum by clicking the red flag on your post...you'll get an answer quickly there.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I can see in the photo, it looks like your rooster has a pea comb. That would mean he isn't a Cochin (which have single combs), but he could be some variety of Brahma or a Brahma mix. Whatever he is, he's beautiful!
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on the partridge Brahma.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; it's a Partridge Brahma rooster.
     
  6. jeffmazz

    jeffmazz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the replies. As BantamLover21 said, he does have a pea comb........... so Brahma it is. Thanks again everyone!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Partridge Brahma.
     

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