What Color Cochin am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by friedbluebanana, May 18, 2012.

  1. friedbluebanana

    friedbluebanana In the Brooder

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    Hello all, this is Clementine, my very first Cochin. Since she is my first, I am not too familiar with them, and how they feather in and such. She was sold to us as a Black Cochin - but she is certainly not feathering in black! As she is getting older, she is getting lighter and developing a lot of white that she didn't have before. This seems strange to me, with each day that passes (and the lighter she gets) I am starting to think she is a different color. The top of her head is turning white, and her chest is feathering in very white/light gray color. I don't care too much what color she ends up being - she is such a love! - I am just curious. Any help would be appreciated Thanks in advance!


    Here she is then....and now.

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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    From those pictures it looks like it has a pea comb. It could be a Brahma, as they have pea combs. Can you get a head/comb shot?
     
  3. friedbluebanana

    friedbluebanana In the Brooder

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Really does look a lot more like a brahma than a cochin
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    My black Cochin chicks usually have a few white feathers as youngins, but they molt out and turn all black. Cochins have straight combs, I agree that yours is a brahma, a dark brahma I believe. Good luck!
     
  6. friedbluebanana

    friedbluebanana In the Brooder

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    A brahma huh? I have a buff brahma (looks totally differently obviously), so I hadn't even considered the other colors of brahmas! Well, whatever she is, she is definately a sweetheart. The sweetest chick I have, besides my naked neck :) Well, thank you so much for your input. I will definately watch her comb and look out for those brahma characteristics. And if anybody else has any input, I would love to hear it as well.
     
  7. that looks like a dark brahma
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    I'd say she's a dark Brahma then.
     
  9. pinkwindsong

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    you'll love her as a dark brahma they are just wonder..
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