What color is this cochin chick??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    AWESOME!!! I'm so glad to hear it! [​IMG] I took some good pics of my blues so you can see the lacing, etc. that they come from. The feet...I'll have to see if I have a picture of their grandfather somewhere. He had the most incredible foot feathers.

    Will have to get the pics on the page tomorrow b/c I didn't get enough time tonight. [​IMG]
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Asher I'm excited to see them! I love seeing where my babies come from. They will have the best of home here that's for sure. They will have a coop of their very own (building it this spring/summer) until then they will have a large cage with free ranging time outside all spring with my eye right on them the whole time! These babies ALL have tremendous foot feathers! I am SO very happy with them. I'm still keeping fingers crossed that the last egg will hatch [​IMG] If it doesn't tomorrow I"m going to open it to see if it is just to dry to pip. Looks like I may have FOUR blues [​IMG] I'm SO thrilled with that. I will take pics of all four of my babies together and post here too tomorrow. I just want to kiss them non stop [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. debakadeb

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    What are the differences between bhrama's and cochin's? We have a "mystery chick" that looks quite a bit like your mottled cochin. Looks much smaller than the standards so am guessing it's a bantam.

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  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Mine is a bantam also but it's not mottled were thinking blue. Yours does look like mine. Maybe yours is a mottled? Yours has more yellow I think. It sure is cute!
     
  5. debakadeb

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    I'm really totally unsure. I was thinking mine was probably a brahma. It's feet are not as fully feathered as your cochin. I had brahma's in my order but the six that I ordered came through as yellow ones that I assumed, perhaps wrongly, would end up white.
     
  6. Mrs MIA

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    That last photo there sure looks like a brahma... [​IMG]
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    WooHoo [​IMG] Congrats on the 4 babies. So purty too. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  8. fuzziebutt

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    IMO the first one is a splash and the 2nd one is a bramha. But what do I know. I JUST HATCHED!! WOO HOO!
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Deb, I did have Brahma chicks before but I cannot remember what they looked like [​IMG] They do tend to have feathering only on the side of the legs though for a while so maybe you do have a brahma. As far as less feathering, if you got it from a hatchery that's pretty normal. My cochin I got from the hatchery a while back didn't have nearly the feathering as the ones i got from my friend who shows them or these little ones. I sold her with some of my other hatchery laying hens so not sure today what she turned out to look like. Another thing...cochins seem to have more of a feathery butt LOL Does anyone else notice that? They seem to have a distinct look to them (body shape)
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Quote:YES! [​IMG] Mine look like basketballs with feathers! And then when they all turn their bums to me...well...let's say that I have too many pics of that! [​IMG] I was looking at a friends house the other day and we were talking about his cochins...I said "There's just nothing as cute as a cochin bum." He laughed, but it's true!

    Just a little eye candy until I get a chance to get the rest of the pics up (long night with a very active fetus)...

    (Any coloring oddity is purely the sun yesterday, she's a pure solid blue and a lovely one!)
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    One of my solid black hens. (Washed out in the bright sun, again, they wouldn't get in the shade for me to take a good pic.)
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    See? Basketballs! hehe Bonus points to anyone that can find their feet! [​IMG] and good luck with that!
     
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