What breed is my chocolate chicken??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thasea, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. thasea

    thasea Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh help...I love my Anna. But I'm at a loss as to what kind of chicken she is. Her coloring is chocolate - a deep brown (you can't see it really in any of my photos..)

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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:From the picture it looks like a Blue Cochin. ( it doesn't look Brown or Chocolate ) You might want to post a bigger picture...

    Chris
     
  3. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well, she has feathered feet so I'll throw Cochin out there. [​IMG]
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:From the picture it looks like a Blue Cochin. ( it doesn't look Brown or Chocolate ) You might want to post a bigger picture...

    Chris

    I agree. It may be that she is getting ready to molt her old feathers which can take on a brown color.
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    If she really is a true chocolate LF bird, I'll pay you good money for her... [​IMG]
     
  6. thasea

    thasea Out Of The Brooder

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    Shes a "solid chocolate brown". As to molting, I don't think so, shes always been this color. She does have a few feathers on her feet....

    I'm sorry, my Anna and I are BFF's. I could never part with her.... [​IMG]
     
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  7. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I pulled this picture from your personal page...

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    She's a blue Cochin, I'd almost bet my life on it. Like a previous poster said, the "brown" color you're now seeing is sometimes called "brassyness" (sp?). Blue colored birds have a tendency to become brassy when they're exposed to a lot of sunlight, etc.

    Def. a Blue Cochin though.

    ETA: IF it's not brassyness, then it could be some sort of gold leakage due to the bird being a crossbreed. Did you get your girl from a hatchery, or feedstore?
     
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  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:You may want to get a better/larger picture.

    Chris
     
  9. thasea

    thasea Out Of The Brooder

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    Jeremy,
    That is my Anna in the photo on my web page. Her color though is definitely chocolate...as in the first posted photograph. I understand the term 'brassy" but that is not Anna.
    She looks like chocolate milk and always has....
    I just haven't seen one like her....[​IMG]


    I will take a better photo....
     
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  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:I would agree with the leakage due to having 2 colors of cochins crossed here...she's a pretty girl! Sounds even prettier in person! [​IMG]
     

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