what breed are these cockerels, i got them as pekin/cochin bantams??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tobit, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i got these two little lads a couple of months ago as pekin bantams (hens at the time, they decided differently) but they don't seem to quite look like most other people's pekin/cochin bantam roosters so i was wondering if maybe they are mixed breed birds? any ideas guys?

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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    looks like some nice ones to me but im no good at this, dont take my word. lol the blue is beautiful. they are both very healthy looking
     
  3. Kelsie2290

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    Look like Pekin/Cochins to me, no idea if they would be show quality or anything.
     
  4. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No i highly doubt show quality, they do generally look like cochins but the blue looks different especially with such a wide chest and the tail is more like that of a "normal" cockerel rather than the typical rounded off tail
     
  5. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the comments guys, yeah the blue one is hilarious to watch lol!
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    he is a nice bird and unless he has 5 toes i would think the 4-h would love to show him.( he is so soft looking he brought silkie to mind)
     
  7. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im pretty sure he has 4 toes (not that i have specifically checked) what's the 4-h? Im not into showing or breeding to get the perfect bird...
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    you are in the UK.just seen that. it is mostly for children to teach them responsibility. county fairs they raise them, show them, win their ribbons. i dont know a lot about it as my kid thinks the only good chicken is at KFC. Kentucky fried chicken, restaurant . lol
     
  9. tobit

    tobit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay i see what you mean, they're a great breed to have around kids so thats probably why. Lol well they do have a good point!
     
  10. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pekin cockerels x2
     

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