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Wanna See a Partridge Cochin/Barred Rock Cross Chick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The black chick on the roost bar in the nursery coop is one of three that look like her. Her mom was a purebred Barred Rock and her dad was a Partridge Cochin. However, take a look at that little pouf on her head! She, her sisters and her brother all have that little crest. Now, do you think the dad was pure Partridge Cochin or mixed with something else? She also has a brother who looks like a Barred Rock, but with the same poufy crest.
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  2. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot who you got these eggs from. Didn't she say the partridge roo had some silkie or polish in him? That would explain the crest. They are sure growing fast! [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My friend Kate (helstead) gave me the eggs, but she was told when she got the rooster, who was elderly at the time, that he was a Cochin. We are wondering about the Polish part since most of his babies have shown up with poufy heads, but we have no idea. Just wanted to see what people thought about it. She has a bunch and so do I now. Not bad production for a very ancient rooster who was thought to be infertile for a year and dropped dead right after producing a bunch of surprise chicks.
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    OMG Cyn! I can't believe how big they have gotten! The little poof is precious and BRs have a special place in my heart...
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Rocks and Barred Rock crosses are the friendliest, sweetest, most endearing chicks I've ever raised. I just love them!
     
  6. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Silkie or something cross? Check the Partridge roos feet, if he has 5 toes thats a good sign that he is a Silkie cross, he can look like a Cochin but still carry the Silkie gene enough to pass it on to his offspring. Thats my two cents and hope it has helped you.

    ~Casey
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd have to ask Kate, my friend who owned him, but I don't think he had five toes. And since he died after spreading his seed all over the barnyard, if she didn't notice before, we'll never know! Here is a picture of the very old man:

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  8. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh he is for sure a Silkie cross. And he wasnt Partridge, he is like a Buff color, very pretty! VERY pretty!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thank you, Casey! You've solved the mystery for Kate and myself! That poufy head was a real giveaway that he wasn't pure Cochin. He was elderly when she rescued him and she incubated eggs and no Cochins, then suddenly, BAM! Barred Rock crosses with feathered feet! The old boy was leaving something behind. And now I have some of his daughters and one son, all with that snazzy hairdo!
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I just saw this thread. That chick is adorable [​IMG] I completely agree that roo was a silkie mix for sure! He was gorgeous now wasn't he?
     

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