What color would you call this feather legged chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by teddiliza, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think this is a cochin...It was in the 'bantam assorted bucket' but it's bigger than my bantams so I'm thinking standard sized.

    What color would you call 'her' ?

    I'm thinking a 'she' and she has pretty almost silver feathers, with some of the feathers having a faint barring on them on her back of a slightly darker shade of gray/silver

    She is so sweet and tamest of all my hatchery chicks! She's about 6 weeks old I think.

    Please excuse the droppings in the picture.

  2. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

    Feb 11, 2009
    Boise, ID
  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    Huntingdon- West Tn
    She is very dark legged . Could she be a Splash?

    Oh and let me add- very pretty , even standing in front of poop!! lol
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  4. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    I would say she is a HE and I dont know what color.....none of my cochins have black legs...or even dark legs, but I only have 3 pure cochins and they are all buff, with yellow legs...and all my babys are from a buff cochin roo ...so they all have white or yellow legs....(I know nothing about genetics but still havent hatched any with black or dark legs)

    Are you sure cochin?

    He is very pretty!!
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    I don't think it's a cochin... maybe booted bantam.
  6. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    A cochin is a booted bantam. Its from a hatchery? otherwise I would say a cross. Must be a cochin.
  7. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    It could be a light brahma. They have feathered feet.
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Booted bantam is a specific breed, and it's a pretty small breed (it's like a d'uccle without the muffs & beard), so if this was one of the largest birds, then either it is older or it's something else.

    Is it just the legs and feet that are dark, or is all the skin dark? If all the skin is dark, then it is either a silkieX or not a bantam.

    The legs look short, but that may be the photo angles. Splash or lavender are definite plumage possibilities. It could also feather in white.
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:I agree.......
    booted bantam is also known as a sablepoot....

    I was also thinking splash or lavender.

    If it was just from a farmstand I would say it is a cochin silkie cross, not all of them get the extra toe.....
    But not many breeds have skin that dark [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  10. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    porceline(sp) d'uccle maybe, doesn't look cochin to me,to lanky

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