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Is this a Standard Cochin and what color is she considered?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILuvMyPetChickens, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she standard and what's the name of her color?
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    If she is about the size of a Buff Orp hen, then I would say she is a standard Cochin. I'm not really sure on color, my guess is partridge. she's a beauty.
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has got to be the first "brown" Cochin I've ever seen. She doesn't have the lacing for a partridge but when I compare her to the standard for "brown" she seems to fit. Hackles-golden orange with black stripe, back-dark brown, densely stippled with black, Main tail - black, coverts - same as back, wing bows/fronts/coverts - same as back, primaries - dull black, secondaries - same as back, body-same as back, fluff-dull black tinged with brown, leg feathering - same as back. Simply gorgeous. Now I want some. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I think she weighs like 2 pounds she is so heavy! I love her eyes. I just wish I knew what color she is considered.
     
  5. RhapsodyRanches

    RhapsodyRanches Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks to be a standard, partridge hen!! Beautiful bird <3
     
  6. silkie101

    silkie101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a partridge hen [​IMG]
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like I said in my previous post, based on what I read in the APA Standard of Perfection, her I believe her color variety is "brown". She doesn't have the proper lacing for a partridge. I still think she is gorgeous.
     
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  8. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    If she only weighs 2 pounds, then she's probably a heavy bantam. Large Fowl Cochin Pullets should weigh 7 lbs; hens should weigh 8 lbs. Bantam pullets should weigh 24 oz; hens should weigh 26 oz. How old is she?

    There aren't any Brown Bantams; and only a handful of breeders are working toward re-populating Brown Large Fowl, which nearly became non-existent.

    But there are Brown Red Bantam Cochins.
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for chiming in. I figured the color was pretty rare. Is she similar to what a brown is supposed to look like? I didn't even look in the SOP at the bantams. I only looked under large fowl. I found it interesting that the 2001 SOP showed a picture of a brown Cochin bantam but it wasn't listed as an accepted variety and there was no variety description.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks just like my hatchery Partridge Cochins [​IMG]
     

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