We have a Roo, but is he a White Cochin cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILoveJoe, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Dolores, who I thought was a Light Brahma. Different comb type, all white. I got all my young ones from Mt Healthy Hatchery and they DO sell White Cochins. The bird is 8 weeks old.

    I am beginning to wonder if Dolores is a Dougie. Gender and Cochin experts needed.[​IMG]

    Please excuse her tomato head stains.

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  2. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he? it looks like a very young cockrel to me.
     
  3. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, the bird in question is 8 weeks.
    I will edit my OP to add that info.
     
  4. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked her today and didn't see any pointed neck feathers as someone in another topic mentioned.

    Can this just be a thin cochin?

    This is days old, on the left:

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  5. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she/he is a cochin. Not enough feathering on legs and feet
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Does Mt. Healthy sell white Langshans? That is my first thought, because it definitely isn't a cochin. It doesn't even appear to be a poor quality cochin or a cochin cross.

    Definitely looks like a rooster to me. At eight weeks, most hens have no noticeable comb or wattles. The eyes are also very roosterish.
     
  7. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they dont sell langshans, the only feather foots they have are cochins and brahmas...
     
  8. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it's a Cochin either. Cochins have heavily feathered feet and legs covering the middle toe. The tail doesn't look right and I can't see anything that screams Cochin.

    It look almost like a white rock with a random feather mutation.
     
  9. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard from the hatchery about this chick. I emailed them photos and I have been told it is a Light Brahma and that a small percentage have a straight comb instead of a rose comb, and sadly it does look to be a roo and I can have pullet credit issued for next year.
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    That means I get to raise babies again next year, cuz I am not driving all the way to cinci for one or two chicks, depending on how many of the girls are boys.
     
  10. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light brahmas are not all white, though. Did they have an explanation for that? Granted, hatchery birds are usually not anything close to show quality but they should at least resemble the breed they are supposed to be. Getting a bird with the wrong comb type and wrong coloration would be a red flag for that hatchery/breed combo.
     

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