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What is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Slinkee, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Slinkee

    Slinkee Out Of The Brooder

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    So, everyone here was so helpful in figuring out my last post I'm hoping for a little more of everyone's brilliant insight. We now have a 2 1/2 week old "barred rock" hen that is solid black and has feathered feet. In other words....I have no idea what the heck she is. Any ideas?

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  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hm, could be a black cochin pullet...
     
  3. Slinkee

    Slinkee Out Of The Brooder

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    Ugh, that's what I was afraid of. :( Oh well....we got her for the kids because they wanted to keep a black chick. At least she'll look different even if they don't lay well. Thanks for the input!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I know cochins don't have a stellar reputation for laying, but my bantam cochins lay pretty well. And she'll be the prettiest bird in your flock!
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aw, I also know some Black Cochins who lay pretty well, don't worry too much about it and maybe she'll surprise you.
     
  6. dasharoundfarmn

    dasharoundfarmn Out Of The Brooder

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    One of the best sitting hens that I ever had was a buff cochin. We use to put other chickens eggs in her nest and she would hatch them out. I wish I could find another hen just like her.
     

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