Just verifying breed before rehoming this little guy.. ;)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featherz, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Pretty sure this is a roo already so that's not my question - is this a cochin for sure? Anyone see anything mixed in there with him? He was not hatched from my eggs, so I can't be sure what was going on 'behind the scenes' as he's the only bird like this that hatched. The other eggs in the lot were marans - blue/splash and cuckoo. 4-H may take him but even if only PQ, they prefer not to take mixes. If he's a mutt, I'll rehome him on craigslist. He's about 7 weeks old.

    And would this color be blue or gray?

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    looks to be a blue cochin roo to me:) [​IMG]
     
  3. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Thanks nat! He's getting big enough now that I think I can rehome him before he starts tangling with my silkie roo. [​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not strong on id'ing feather footed breeds, but aren't cochins supposed to have rounded rumps, looking like a puffball?
     
  5. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...and aren't some Marans feather legged?
     
  6. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's got an awful sweet face. Is he pretty friendly? I hope someone can give him a good home.

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  7. mtcookie

    mtcookie Dances with Chickens

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    he looks like a hatchery blue cochin. I love my cochin roos. They are sweet as pie and are lay crowers. [​IMG]
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I was tempted to keep him, but I have a silkie I'm pretty sure is a roo also. I'm waiting to see just how loud the crowing is and if my neighbors can hear it from our coop (coop is set back about 2-3 acres from neighbor).. Plus I'll see if he's mean. So far he's fine, but he's a young'un. [​IMG] Not what I would calll FRIENDLY, but that's because I am never home these days, plus I keep reading if you pamper the roos too much they end up as meanies. He isn't picking on the others with him (5 silkies and 4 other pullets).

    I am pretty sure the lady I bought the eggs from does not have SQ stock, so I am guessing that a hatchery could have provided her parent stock, so that's completely likely.
     
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  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:have to say my SQ black cochin roo was a dream roo..sweetest thing ever... Patrick:) I sure do miss him-I sold him at PA chickenstock:-( I should have kept him!
     
  10. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Quote:Did you mean late crower?, If so is that common among cochins? I would like to find a breed of larger birds (dual purpose/meat) that is a late crower, that is why I asked.
     

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