What breed of chick is this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Verboortchics, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Verboortchics

    Verboortchics Chirping

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    Hello;

    Can someone help identify what breed if chick I have? Is it a silkie? It has fluffy feet like my other two, but that is where the similarities end.
    I got this cutie at Wilco with 3 other chicks. The guy that helped us did not know anything about chicks (I should have waited for the normal gal to come back, but there were only the 2 white silkies left...and...Well you know how that goes!) And so I'm not sure what he gave us.
    Sorry the pics are not too good. But she is one of the most shy babies we have! She is about 2 weeks old.
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Hunh.

    I don't think I've ever seen that feathering pattern before. Can you keep posting pictures as she ages? I'm really curious.

    As for breed, I feel compelled to guess cochin, because of the straight comb and feathered feet. She doesn't have any extra toes, does she?

    EDT: And definitely not silkie. They have flat combs (walnut) which are dominant, so even a cross would have a flatter comb.
     
  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    Looks like a barred Cochin or even a partridge Cochin with almost brown color or is that the lighting?
     
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  4. Verboortchics

    Verboortchics Chirping

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    Thank you for the reply!
    I will look at her/his toes tomorrow when it's light out. And yes, I will post a pic next week to show her growth/coloring.
    I was thinking Cochin as well. We have a giant Cochin ad this one is definitely not as big. So maybe a bantam breed?
    Here are a couple (terrible) pics of our giant Cochin. We named this one Gandalf the Grey. I think the male name might be right....
     

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  5. Verboortchics

    Verboortchics Chirping

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    Thank you for the reply!
    Definitely brown! Almost looks like our barnevelder, except for the fluffy feet.
     
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  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I've heard of bantam cochins (I own some, thus the username) and I've heard of giant cochins. Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a "Normally-Sized Cochin?"

    EDT: Perhaps a Cochin Of Usual Size?
     
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  7. Verboortchics

    Verboortchics Chirping

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    I just checked and she DOES have an extra toe...
     
  8. Art_plus_chickens

    Art_plus_chickens Songster

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    An extra toe like this?- 5CC4890B-DF44-4D2A-8BF7-EAFA7039A867.jpeg
    *excuse the paint*
    This is my grey silkies foot :)

    This is a terrible pic of my blue Cochins foot-
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  9. puffypoo

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    I'm pretty sure there are normal sized cochins...
    I had a cochin once who was pathetically small for standard size. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Verboortchics

    Verboortchics Chirping

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    I counted 4 toes and the back claw. The bottom of her foot looks like the second picture.
     

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