Silkie Cochin?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WillsMama93, May 14, 2008.

  1. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white cochin is fluffier than my lavender cochin, and she's two weeks younger. Is there such a thing as a silkie cochin? Her rump feathers don't "stick" together like my other birds, either. I will try to post a pic later.
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie feathers have shown up in cochins before (As well as other breeds and waterfowl). It is very possible that is what you have. I would love to see some pics!
     
  3. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is such a thing.. I have one. black cochin x black silkie hen.. looks like a cochin except a puff (more like a little pony tail lol) on head and 5 toes,black skin.. very sweet hen...
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins are pretty fluffy in general. Silkie-feathered cochins aren't all that common. I'm assuming you got the lavender from Ideal? The lavenders are a relatively new variety and may not show the same cochin features as a more established variety, such as white. This could account for the lack of fluff on the lavender. A pic would definately help.
     
  5. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the lavender from the feed store, and they order from Ideal. Lola (my lavender) has a tail that seems to be a little straighter than Coconut's (my white) Coconut looks like a powder puff in the back! I just love them both!


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    That's Coconut.. you can see Lola's butt on the right

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    Here's the two of them munching on oatmeal side-by-side
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    They're both beautiful. Coconut's definately a cochin [​IMG]
     

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