Phoebe and Chleo - More Grown Up Banty Alert!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 4hooves&featheredfriends, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to ward off the temptation of getting more chickens but it is getting extremely difficult. My little mille fleur d'uccle is so incredibly cuddly she comes to the edge of the fence, hopping up and down. It is like she is saying,"Pick me, pick me!" She loves to perch on my shoulder and nestle her head in the collar of my jacket.

    Here she is, Chleo;

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    and then there is Miss Phoebe, my little cochin;

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    Aahhhh, a two headed-chicken -

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    Are those bantams in the kitchen? Shhhh...don't tell.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Pretty birds!
    Are you sure Miss Phoebe is a cochin? She looks an awful lot like my dark brahma hens. I see in pic #4 that her foot feathering doesn't go all the way around, which makes me suspect brahma even more.
     
  3. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there pencil laced brahmas? No I can't be sure, I picked them out of a tub at the tack store. I thought the lack of feathers on the inside was a breeding shortcoming.
     
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  4. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww. Your girls are beautiful!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    4hooves&featheredfriends :

    Are there pencil laced brahmas? No I can't be sure, I picked them out of a tub at the tack store. I thought the lack of feathers on the inside was a breeding shortcoming.

    No, that's a dark brahma pullet. The dark brahma females have the lacing. In the buffs and lights, the females don't.
    The cochins have the heavy foot feathering all the way around. In the brahma, it's only on the outside of the leg and foot.
    I'll see if I can hunt up a pic of one of my dark hens for you.​
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pretty,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Okay, here is a pic of one of my dark brahma hens:

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    ETA: My brahmas are all LF, but the coloring is the same in both the LF and the bantams.
     
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  8. juliect

    juliect Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4hooves&featheredfriends :

    I am trying to ward off the temptation of getting more chickens but it is getting extremely difficult. My little mille fleur d'uccle is so incredibly cuddly she comes to the edge of the fence, hopping up and down. It is like she is saying,"Pick me, pick me!" She loves to perch on my shoulder and nestle her head in the collar of my jacket.

    Here she is, Chleo;

    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/3HorseGal/PA100039.jpg

    and then there is Miss Phoebe, my little cochin;

    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/3HorseGal/PA100040.jpg

    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/3HorseGal/PA100034.jpg

    Aahhhh, a two headed-chicken -

    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/3HorseGal/PA100036.jpg

    Are those bantams in the kitchen? Shhhh...don't tell.

    Gorgeous!!

    You only have TWO chickens?? Yes...you need more. Go now. Run, don't walk. [​IMG]
     
  9. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your replies. 2 Chickens - no, 17 laying hens, 6 bantams and 4 blue Indian Runner Ducks. I am glad you educated me on my little Pheobe. Thanks Gritsar for your help.
     
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