Oh NO! What are these new feathers?? Another Roo?!?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gapeach717, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed tonight on my STUNNING (imo) fuzziest footed beautiful cochin chick these weird striped feathers coming in under (her?) chin??

    Are these indicative of a beautiful giant Rooster that will also sadly leave my flock, or just signs of possible mutt-ness?

    3 weeks old and what I thought was a black cochin bantam
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    Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    That's just a barring pattern on the feathers, nothing to do with gender.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What Highlander said.
     
  4. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL i sure hope so! i seen a pic of a big male that was black with white long stripy feathers and thought OMG! the magic roo picking hand strikes again!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so would that be a mutt trait? i cannot seem to find anything that would have a solid black body with barred neck feathers?
     
  6. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    So cute! Looks a lot like my Mumble minus the stripes.
     
  7. gotpotbellypig

    gotpotbellypig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just regular feathers. Nothing wrong.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The whole body will look like that, the entire bird will be barred.
     
  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's okay- it's just a barred cochin. Just because you saw a picture of a barred cochin roo doesn't mean there aren't barred cochin females :) But yes, that does look like a pullet.
     
  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like its a barred cochin!
     

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