What gender and cross are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dana79, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. dana79

    dana79 Hatching

    Jul 25, 2013





    I was told these five chicks were cochin bantams. Could you tell me what gender they are, what they might be crossed with and why the black one is developing gold feathers around the neck?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Do any of them have 5 toes? A couple of them look to be silkie crosses. Pure cochins do not have crests.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'm also thinking cochin/silkie cross on some of them. The little splash bird with the red face looks to be a roo, not sure if those are all the same bird. I don't see any obvious roos otherwise. The black with gold bird is just showing gold leakage from mixed color breeding, it will probably get more gold as it ages.

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