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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILuvMyPetChickens, Jun 26, 2011.
Is she standard and what's the name of her color?
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.
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.
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.
She looks to be a standard, partridge hen!! Beautiful bird <3
looks like a partridge hen
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.
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.
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.
She looks just like my hatchery Partridge Cochins