What breed is Grandma?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Toril, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Toril

    Toril Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    Can anyone help me with what breed this is? I got Teresa as a young adult - probably around 5 years ago now. She was always grumpy, but very maternal. She's the only one of my hens who have gone broody, and was an excellent mother. I can still hear her screeching and hissing at anyone who came near her babies - adopted or own. However, she seems to have decided to retire. I can relate. [​IMG] We call her Teresa because she looks exactly like a county supervisor by that name.

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  2. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what breed she is sorry, but she is very pretty and I can invision a county supervisor that has her face. That is hilarious.
     
  3. Toril

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    Thank you! She does have pretty markings - so it would be cool to know what she is.

    Here's another picture in natural light, she does have feathered legs, I think. Although they're so short it's rare to actually see them! This is her with the first rooster we had, he was half bantam, so he wasn't real big. Our current rooster is his grandson.

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  4. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a Cochin
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say she's Cochin cross. She doesn't have a normal single comb like a cochin would have.
     
  7. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to say a cochin too -- they have the prettiest heads. Her coloring and her body shape are lovely. Pretty, pretty hen.

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  8. Toril

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    Thanks, everyone, I googled pictures of cochins and I see exactly what you mean - the rounded back and body shape like they're wearing big, old-fashioned skirts. Not sure about the single comb thing... have to look more at pictures to see the difference.

    Didn't find any that looked as good as her, though! The closest was a 'Partridge Cochin', but it was a lot darker. If she's a mix, that could maybe explain the markings, or can they be completely different like that?
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her coloring looks EXACTLY like my Buff Orpington x Barred Rock pullets. But she has feathered legs and a pea (?) comb... I would guess though that she's a Cochin cross, and probably a buff x barred cross. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  10. Toril

    Toril Out Of The Brooder

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    You know, I got a Buff Orpington from the same farm. She was about the same age, too. And one of Teresa's daughters looks like a Buff Orpington. The plot thickens... [​IMG]
     

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