Question about barred rock hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by maco5, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. maco5

    maco5 In the Brooder

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    my Barred rock is about 5-6 weeks old, ( I think), and I noticed she has some feathers starting to grow on legs>
    I haven't seen this before in this type of chicken....am I seeing things, or is it possible she is a mix?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Are you sure its not a barred cochin?
     
  3. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Songster

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    yep sounds like a cochin. [​IMG]
     
  4. maco5

    maco5 In the Brooder

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    it could be a cochin. I honestly have no idea!
    I got her rom a feed store and she was labeled as a barred rock, but who knows!
    I will take a pic when I can and post it and see what you all think!
    It would be kinda cool if she was a cochin!
     
  5. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Songster

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    thats what it sounds like she is...
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My feedstore labels those as "Barred Rock Cochins", LOL. Probably you have a Barred Cochin rather than a Barred Plymouth Rock.
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:I was given one of those several weeks ago, he's a sweet lil' guy, and my DD has just fallen in love with him.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. maco5

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    yup "she" looks like that last picture....even the comb!
    Wow I sure hope she is a hen or else I will have to rehome her!
    So for now I will call her a "Shim" until I know for sure!
    I was handling "shim" last nite, and the feathers are weird!
    There a few on the legs, and one coming off the last toe!
    Being an animal groomer, I wanted to pluck it out!
    I didn't, but it was tempting!
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Could be a Cuckoo Marans also??????
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Marans don't have feathered legs.
     

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