Some kind of Cochin I think

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaywould, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. kaywould

    kaywould Out Of The Brooder

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    Got this chick when we bought a bunch of Black Copper Maran chicks from a local person. It has feathered legs and is black. The maran chicks got big and this thing stayed really small which is why I thought it was a cochin of some sort. Now it is about as big as my Cream Legbar hens. It is mostly black and has some orange on the neck and wings/back.
     
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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like a Marans to me. Cochins have yellow legs.
     
  6. kaywould

    kaywould Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. It was so much smaller than all the rest that I wasn't sure. Even now it is still smaller than my other marans I got at the same time. And he has never flown that I've seen. Is always walking and doesn't roost with my other chickens
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He looks like a Marans, just stunted or retarded or something like that. I'd cull him---you're certainly not going to use him for breeding, so why keep him?
     
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  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is a Marans as well. Just stunted for some reason, could be sterile. Agree with donrae, if you keep him I wouldn't use him for breeding.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    White skin on that bird. You have a Black Copper Marans. Could be a bit stunted, if he was a lower ranking chick that didn't get as much feed as the others.
     
  10. kaywould

    kaywould Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. If it's not only a stunted copper Maran but also a male then he's a goner.
     

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