Not a dark brahma, but what is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Snozzle, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a few chicks from TSC a week ago including a dark brahma pullet, or so I thought. I took a closer look at the peep yesterday and noticed a lot of orange feathers coming in on the chick. I didn't think dark brahmas have that color on them. The wings look kind of golden laced actually, though the feathers on the back remind me of the red color on my mille fleurs. The peep has feathered feet and is quite heavy set. I can't tell what the comb is, it's a bit narrow to be a pea comb, but it's not defined enough to tell if it's a pea or single comb, the one on the light brahma I got the same day is a lot wider. I'm just wondering, could I have a cochin instead of a brahma or maybe a new color of brahma? They came from Mt Healthy I believe. I would be excited if it turned out to be a cochin, I wish I would have gotten a few more if that's what it is.
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  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmm, The marking remind me of golden laced chicks, how heavily feathered are it's legs? brahma's legs are less feathered than cochins, but both come in a laced pattern. The comb, that I can see looks single....
    edited to say MTN hatchery doesn't sell cochins.
     
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  3. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About the same feathering as the light one, but you never know with hatchery birds. I'm not 100% sure that's where they got them from, I know their bantams came from there
     
  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    is looks like it has a single comb, so it might be a cochin.
     
  5. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has the same feathering as a light or buff brahma. My guess is buff. You have a beautiful chickie!
     
  6. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that may be what she is then, yay they are pretty and don't seem as common as the light ones. Do their wings usually look like they are laced at that age?
     

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