Need to know variety of cochin!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CalebtheChicken, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Here's my amazingly huggable cochin cockral Elvis.
    I thought he was the black variety when he was younger but now he's growing in white/silver feathers on his hackles.
    He's 10 weeks old if that helps.
    He was also black up until about last week.

    Here are some pics of him I took about 30min ago.
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    Not the best pics but everyone was exited thinking I had treats for them so he was on the move.
    Also if this thread is in the wrong forum I just want to say I didn't know were to ask about breed varieties.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    It is a Birchen Cochin.

    Chris
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    oh, ok
    anybody else?
     
  4. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birchen
     
  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    It looks like Elvis is a birchin [​IMG]
    Better than plain'ol black! [​IMG]
     
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  6. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the Birchen patterns. I have a Birchen OEGB roo and a Blue Birchen OEGB roo. I like their looks, but I wish they were as huggable as you describe your cochin to be.
     
  7. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Give them some stale bread! I gave some to Elvis today and he started sniffing around me looking for more.
    I grabbed him from behind... and insted of trying to get away... He just sat there! I made some head-way with bread [​IMG]
     
  8. Campine Lover

    Campine Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    r u sure elvis is a boy? in the pics he looks like a pullet....
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    "He's" not coloured right for a Birchen male. If it's a he there should also be white saddle feathers & a white wing bow. However, if he's really a she her colouring is about right. She should also have some laceing on her breast.
     
  10. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    He's a silver birchen. He should get more color into his saddle feathers as he matures more. One of my favorite color varieties. [​IMG]
     

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