Mystery red barred pullets!?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lilslinkfarm, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Lilslinkfarm

    Lilslinkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I got several new young pullets last week and wound up getting these two red barred feather legged chickens. I've never heard of or seen a red barred chicken
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    and am curious to know what they are or possibly a mix of?
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if it has feathered legs then its a partridge cochin and thats what it does look like if i see the legs right and one looks like it will be a cockerel in few weeks you should see feather changes though right now both have pullet coloring
     
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  3. Lilslinkfarm

    Lilslinkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they do have heavy feathering on their legs[​IMG] here's a picture where you can see the feathering a little better. Never had Cochins before so I don't know much about them or how to tell the difference between a pullet or cockerel but I assumed they were some kind because of the body shape and feathered legs. The lady I got there's from had just acquired these and some sussex from a lady that had to sell out but she couldn't remember what these were.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from a fellow Missourian!


    Yep, they're Partridge Cochins. [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with partridge cochins.
     
  6. Lilslinkfarm

    Lilslinkfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies! First time with cochins so we'll see how it goes! So far so good [​IMG]
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    this one looks like it will be a cockerel so looks like you may have a pair
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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Look like Partridge Cochins!!!
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, partridge cochins. They're not really barred, it's just a phase of juvenile plumage.
     

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