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*UPDATE* New babies, progression of EEs, Cochins, Buttercups

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChooksChick, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Being in my first year of owning chooks and hopelessly addicted, I made an unwise unchaperoned trip to the feed store during Chick Days. I came home with two gorgeous Sicilian Buttercups and two little cuties from a bin marked 'Mixed Bantam Straight Run.' These banties would still fit in an egg from my Barred Rocks, they're so tiny! They're about 1/2-2/3 the size of the Buttercups, at 5 days old!

    I *know* it was foolhardy, and yet I couldn't stop myself...

    I can't for the life of me find anything to indicate what the little banties are- I searched high and low...but will have to rely on help from you edumacated and experienced folks out there!

    Here are the pics:




    Black bantam from mixed bin...

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    ...and buff-ish bantam from mixed bin- note the grey specks at the ends of its wings...

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    Thanks if you have any guesses!
     
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  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Sorry I don't know what they are but just wanted to comment on the cuteness factor! [​IMG]

    I did the same thing 2 weeks ago and came home with a Sicilian Buttercup and a SLW. [​IMG]
    Arent the Buttercups the cutest chicks!?


    Congrats on your babies, I'm sure someone here will have some ideas on what they are.


    Nancy
     
  3. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe cochins..?
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some feathered feet assortment bantams. I assume they are cochins. I hope anyway. I love cochins.
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Look like a Black and Buff Cochin.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I can't help but add a shot of the black one next to a Buttercup- it's the tiniest thing ever. I can't begin to tell you how different it is from the giant Barred Rocks that are our only birds up until now!


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    I'd be tickled pink with Cochins. I'm just hoping now I'll not end up with a roo- I'm right in the middle of a college town of 90K- no roos allowed!
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    looks like cochins to me.....
     
  8. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantam black cochin and bantam buff cochin..or maybe a buff brahma
     
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  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I thought Id share what the progression looks like now, along with a couple of pics of some other new acquisitions...

    Here is that black cochin banty babe:
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    And here is the buff-colored cochin banty- I'm hoping someone can better clue me in on what she'll look like as an adult, since her long feathers are different shades with some dark grey spots.

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    Here is a silvery poof of Ameraucauna. I have no idea how to determine the coloring on her, because there seem to be a thousand colors out there. The feed store said it was Murray McMurrays, but from what I hear, that doesn't narrow it down a whit.

    She's a lovely silver except there's seems to be the slightest golden hint of a "V" on her head. We haven't figured her name out, yet, but Ii think she may be Ophelia.

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    Next, we have the other Ameraucauna, Dorothy, or Dotty- due to the black spots on her beak, head, back and in from of her tail.

    She's just adorable and very quiet and docile.

    Here's the dot on her back:

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    ...and here's one that shows specks on her face and beak. The other side of the face and beak is clear.

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    Anyone particularly experienced with these breeds care to toss suggestions out on color identity?

    Also, the black cochin is maybe 2 or 3 days younger than the buff-ish, but the comb isn't even making an appearance-

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    ...and yet the buff has a LOT more comb visible. Am I getting roo indications SO early? I mean, I think they're only about 3 weeks old, if that....maybe 2...

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    Last, the little Polish that was in the 'sick box' that I took home looks great, and here's a shot of his new wing feathers:

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    Thanks for playing!!
     
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  10. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Do you have a better picture of the gold colored one you think is a buff cochin? It looks like its getting vulture hocks which would make it a mille fleur d'uccle possibly.
     

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