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What breed of chicken is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bestchickens, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Bestchickens

    Bestchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    So awhile ago I got this hen from a poultry show. She has feathers on her feet and she has short legs and is very small.[​IMG]
     
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a Cochin/EE cross to me, unless I'm forgetting/don't know the breed.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know if she is supposed to be pure bred? She looks like a cochin with a beard, too fluffy and not upright to be a D'uccle. Is she laying? Could be a cochin/silkie or cochin/EE
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's not pure, or not a very good example of the breed. I'm guessing cochin, but the tail isn't rounded/fluffy enough and I don't think that's a color for cochins.
     
  5. Bestchickens

    Bestchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure if she's purebred but I got 4 other hens (2 buff silkies,white Cochin, splash Cochin) and they are all purebred. She isn't laying yet. She used to be kind of flighty but she has calmed down. And if she was half silkie wouldn't she have the extra silkie toe?
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Could she be a gold-laced cochin crossed with an EE?
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a mix
     
  8. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it, she would have muddy lacing, or at least that's the results Ive had/seen with 1 laced parent.

    If one one the parents had 5 toes, she would have a 50% chance of getting them, same with the crest and black skin, which she doesnt have either. I was trying to think of a bantam breed with a beard and feathered legs. Can you contact the breeder you got her from and ask if they know?
     
  9. Bestchickens

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    The lady said that she didn't know what they were and that she just bought the eggs and hatched them.
     
  10. Bestchickens

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    You can see how small she is compared to my young barred rock roo. [​IMG]
     

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