Langshan bantam or cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by threehorses, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cockerel that I purchased as a "cochin", a frizzle smooth black. His pen mates are definitely to-standard cochin frizzles and one pullet that is a smooth. However as this boy has grown up (5 months now) he is looking more and more like a Langshan. I'm wondering now if I just have a cull cochin (well he's a cull as he has cheek fluff) or a cull Langshan.

    If I post a picture here, are there Langshan folks who might be able to tell me if he looks like one? I've never seen the bantams in person.

    Thanks!
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have stanard Langshans. If you PM me the picture I will do my best to tell you what he is. I only ask that you PM it to me as I will forget where you posted... Im a mother of 5 and my memory isnt what it use to be.....lol.

    Please PM me with a pic and I will do my best to help. I have standard black lanshans and standard black cochins shouldn't be too hard for me to help.
     
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  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    Post a pic here, should be able to tell the difference.
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yes, if you can post a picture here most of us should be able to assist.

    One thing that helps that may help you is that Cochins have yellow skin while Langshans have white. If your bird has yellow on the legs or on the beak, then it is not a Langshan.
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    Here is a young Langshans roo and a Cochin pullet together. If you need a few more photos I may have some.

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  6. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll get a picture of him hopefully this afternoon if my demonphone will allow me to . [​IMG]

    Well he definitely hasn't any yellow, but then again neither do the frizzle cochins (black) with which he came. He looks very like the bird in the picture, very like a langshan - except he has vulture feathers. So that would make him a cull Langshan if he's a Langshan - which he looks exactly like. The feathered feet are the only thing at all that looks "cochin" about him - he's long legged, actually would make a lovely Langshan except for the vulture feathering.

    /sigh And I've always wanted some. But this is my only smooth cockerel, in with two beautiful frizzle pullets (one of which I might have to show - the other I'm not sure on yet because she's molting out a white feather tip) and I guess that's not going to happen.
     
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never put a picture on here, I hope I did it right.... If so these are my Langshans.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Vulture hocks would also make him a cull Cochin.
     
  9. threehorses

    threehorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh he was already a cull cochin. [​IMG] He's not at all to standard really. It's just when I'm *not* trying to get him to pose, he's a pretty nice balanced looking rooster. (Of course try to get them to pose and they do everything but a softshoe tap dance and pose).

    He was a bit squatty here, too, as he's not used to our driveway.

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  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    He's a black D'Uccle.
     

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