Standard Size Birchen Cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jkaaz101406, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. jkaaz101406

    jkaaz101406 New Egg

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    I got a happy mix of breeds from the local feed mill last spring and we know what all of the breeds are except this guy, Gregory Peck. He's the biggest guy we have too. Any ideas what sort of bird he may be? He's not a banty, but he does have really nice feathering on his legs and a pretty green/blue sheen on his black feathers. The comb though...that's a mystery. Thanks for looking!

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  2. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Dark Braham and the hen in back of him looks like a dark Braham too...
     
  3. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    I own dark brahmas and I can tell you the Rooster up front and the silver/black/white penciled hen hen behind him are dark brahmas. [​IMG] you will love them. Cochins have the big single combs, brahmas have the short to the head peacombs. The dark's pattern is technically a silver partridge - the "Partridge" brahmas are just the gold/red variation of the darks (silver)

    My Dark Brahma boy Hawk

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    One of my girls
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  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your pencilled girl is sooooooooooooooooo pretty [​IMG]

    I'm really tempted to pick up one for myself!
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a dark brahma
     
  6. jkaaz101406

    jkaaz101406 New Egg

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    Thanks so much! Since this is our first season raising chickens, we are still getting familiar with ALL the breeds. There's so many...

    And we do love him...he's a good protector of our free range hens and relatively tame, though he gets a little aggravated sometimes.

    Thanks to all who responded!
     
  7. 4acresNachick

    4acresNachick Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Peaches, my Dark Brahma. She is a bantam but what she lacks in size she makes up for in personality. We love her. I'm glad to hear others like the behaviors of their Dark Brahmas.
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