Thought I bought Cochins - Are they Brahmas, or what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by verycherry, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The day I got these they were 2 days old. They were yellow with blueish undertones and had feathered legs, so the girl at Atwood's Farm and Ranch Supply store and I both thought they were probably blue or splash Cochins.

    Well, now that they've grown a little and have their wing feathers, I'm thinking they aren't Cochins at all, and I'm wondering what heck they really are.

    I looked up Light Brahmas but only found picks of tiny yellow chicks, no pics with the wing feathers. Anybody know what these are?

    I got 6 females and 1 male. The male is the first picture I believe.

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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    They look like light brahmas. Cochins have a lot more foot/leg feathering...
     
  3. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was wondering, BUT Light Brahmas don't have colored wings like this do they? ...or will this go away?
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    If they are PQ they probably do. [​IMG]
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    This is one of my light brahma chicks next to a silkie chick. Don't know if it helps.

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  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cochins and Brahmas have different types of combs. You should be able to tell from that. If it's a straight comb it's a cochin.....pea comb= Brahma.
     
  7. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochins always go through a period where they have almost no feathering on the legs, as the down falls out and the feathers just start growing in, and you cant see them well yet.
     
  8. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my light brahma chicks next to a silkie chick. Don't know if it helps.

    Such a cute photo! Does the LB chick have wing feathers growing in yet? If so, do they look like my chicks do?

    Well, I just remembered that some of my other chicks had different colored wing feathers as chicks as the do now, so they will probably change.

    I sent a pic to Ideal, and they said they weren't sure, but they look like Columbian Wyandottes, lol!.....but those don't have feathered legs, so that can't be it. But if they think they have Columbian feathering, then they could be Light Brahmas. Those have the Columbian pattern.​
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    A group shot of some of my Light Brahma chicks and they are not hatchery or pet quality. [​IMG]

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  10. verycherry

    verycherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, those are so pretty! I want some!

    I see that they do have some coloring on their wings as chicks. My first one is colored more like yours are. My second one is really dark though, hmmm... [​IMG]

    I actually started to only buy the lighter females, there are 4 light ones, but decided to go ahead and get them all, since I thought 6 females to 1 male was a better ratio. Oh well, they don't have to be show quality to look just beautiful in my green pasture! [​IMG]
     

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