Partridge Brahma or Cochin? Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hens4thehudds, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this little girl (Keely) as a hatching egg... I was told it was a Cochin egg.
    Here is the thing,
    ***her feathering is more golden (like a golden partridge Brahma)then burgundy/red (like the Partridge Cochin)
    ***her tail shape is not flouncy and round like a Cochin.
    *** Her leg feathering is really not as thick as a "normal" Cochin.
    ****She does have a straight comb, not a pea comb.
    IDK maybe she is a mix ....I would love any and all opinions. Thanks![​IMG]

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    Here below is Keely about 9 weeks old:

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    Here below is Keely about 3 weeks old:
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with you that she does look more like a Gold Partridge Brahma than she does a Partridge Cochin. But the partridge color can vary, especially in hatchery birds. Where did you get her from?

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    Edited: No, she's not a Brahma, as they have pea combs, not single combs. I forgot that when I was posting...
     
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  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    With the single comb, I'm going to say she is a hatchery quality gold partridge cochin. She looks very much like a hatchery cochin I had a while ago.
     
  4. Banana Hen

    Banana Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she is a Partridge Cochin, and when she is older, she will get more feathers. I hope this helps.
     
  5. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, thanks...that's what I am hoping, but it does't seem like that flouncey Cochin tail ever going to come in.... :(
     
  7. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what the cochin thread people said too. Is that because hatchery's mix the breeds? My keely looks so different from the Cochin standard. Do you know why that is?
     
  8. laurenhill11245

    laurenhill11245 Out Of The Brooder

    I have no experience with the breed so this reply wont be very helpful I just wanted to say she is beautiful! :D completely stunning!
     
  9. hens4thehudds

    hens4thehudds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I really appreciate that! I do think so too even if she doesn't fit a certain breed type mold:-D
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatcheries do not breed to the standard. Nor do they mix breeds unless they are producing sex links. In many cases hatchery birds cases only vaguely resemble their breeder bird relatives. In their defense a hatchery's goal is not to win at shows but instead provide their buyers with large numbers of chicks, many of which are pullet only orders.
     

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