slow to feather

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmapal, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. emmapal

    emmapal Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed of bird is this? I got a 'grab bag' of purebred hatching eggs. It is 3 months old already, hatched June 29th, and still is not fully feathered. It was very naked for a long time compared to the other hatchlings the same age. It is 4 toed, feathered shanks, yellow legs
     
  2. Stephen Mahon

    Stephen Mahon New Egg

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    it looks like some type of brahma or coachin hmmm i have a brahma chick out side looks exactly like him i hav no clue wat it is
     
  3. Stephen Mahon

    Stephen Mahon New Egg

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    i think its a golden brahma because they take a while to feather and they loose all that gold on there back and new ones come im not entirely sure though
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What type of comb? Straight=cochin pea=brahma and the color is gold laced
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its either a Golden Laced Cochin or a Golden Laced Brahma, though I've never seen the latter variety/breed before. A photo of the comb would help; Brahmas have pea combs and Cochins have single combs.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The color pattern is Golden-Laced. Depending on the comb type, it could be either a Cochin or a Brahma. A Cochin has a single comb, and a Brahma has a pea comb. Pretty bird!
     
  7. emmapal

    emmapal Out Of The Brooder

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    Comb is still very small and immature. Are cochins this slow to mature? Entire body is still just down, and neck feathers just barely filled out
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's a cochin and I'm betting it's a cockerel.
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    Well, judging by this photo, the comb is a single-comb. So your chick is a Golden-Laced Cochin. The comb is somewhat developed/red, so I'm going to say cockerel for now. But post new photos in a few weeks; by then, its gender should be more obvious.
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

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    He's a Cochin, as the comb is a single comb.
     

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