What breed AND sex are these 3? Lots of photos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Trevi70, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Trevi70

    Trevi70 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given 3 chickens by a teacher who hatched them in her preschool class as a spring project. She had no idea what kind of chickens they were but she said she had them checked out and they were all hens. I got them when they were about 4-5 weeks old (they still had downy feathers and were smaller then my RI red). Now they TOWER over every other chicken I have and I've caught them mounting my known hens. No crowing yet and I've had them for about 5 months (I know that doesn't mean much tho).
    I've looked for spurs on the backs of the feet but don't think I see any. They have feathers on their feet (which half of them have fallen out as you can see in the pictures).

    Any ideas? I tried to get as many photos as I could but it's windy enough today to knock a witch down with a house if you know what I mean?!

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    See how much bigger they are then my RI red? Never mind the cochins to the right!

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  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they look like silver lace cochins or bramas or mix. and they all 3 look like roosters to me but i could be wrong
     
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  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    They have feathered legs so they are Brahmas [​IMG]
     
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  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look to be silver laced Cochin cockerels.
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Large Cochin's I was told aren't in poultry shows in the U.S. only in the U.K. [​IMG]
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thats not true. i show large fowl cochins
     
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh ok, sorry about that, I guess I just never see them
     
  8. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol its kk. i sometimes dont see them at shows i go to.
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter shows Cochins (LF and bantam), too. Wyandottes normally wouldn't have single combs (although I have seen quite a few hatchery birds with single combs) or feathered legs. Silver laced Brahmas are still rather rare as that is a color that is currently under development and Brahmas would have pea combs.
     
  10. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Your right, it must be a mix, but it has more Brahma because of its large size and feathered feet. [​IMG]
     

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