Is this a silver laced cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyb1969, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Ok, I've posted about this chick before, but thought I'd try again with updated pics. This chick was the freebie sent with my black, silver laced, and golden laced bantam cochins from Ideal. They are 8 weeks old now. This one didn't look anything like the other chicks when I got them. [​IMG] And now, it's bigger than the rest (not by much)...even bigger than my black cockerel who's the same age. I can't even tell if it's a roo or hen yet. [​IMG] My black cockerel is crowing...this one doesn't seem interested. This one has a bigger comb and wattles (very pale colored) compared to the other hens. Any ideas? This one is my 3yr old son's "special chickie", so I've got to keep it regardless. I'd just like to know what it is. I thought that it was possibly a silver laced, but when I first got them it was a completely different color than the silver laced chicks.
    There's also a pic of my black cockerel with a golden laced pullet...for comparison.

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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2008
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cutie, Looks like a silver laced cochin cockrel.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    I agree.
     
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    If this one does turn out to be a cockerel, he's the sweetest one I've ever owned. He comes running whenever he sees my son...they just love each other! [​IMG] But then again, my black cockerel is quite friendly as well. But the black one just has that cockerel attitude...this one not so much. It actually acts more like a hen to me.
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes he is a hatchery silver laced cochin, I am sure its a boy because I can see his little saddle feathers. He will more than likely end up being mostly white with little black 'v's on the end of his feathers. Also you GL cochin pullet will have poorer lacing than the pictures but she is a hatchery bird. Your black looks good and overall they are adorable.
     
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Thanks flyingmonkeypoop. I just love every one of these little guys. I also have a black pullet and a silver laced pullet with them. These cochins are our pets, and they follow us everywhere. They are all so irrisitably sweet! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have quite a few cochins myself. I think out of all the breeds i have had the cochins are my favorite. I have a black hen who LOVES to scratch at the door to come in and watch the tv with us lol. They are such characters. You will find that the roos are sooo docile and very good protectors of the flock.
     

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