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

verycherry

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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.





 

verycherry

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May 29, 2008
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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?
 

Katy

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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.
 

warmfuzzies

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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.
 

verycherry

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May 29, 2008
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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.​
 

Tuffoldhen

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


 

verycherry

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May 29, 2008
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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...


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!
 

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