What kind of bantam cochin is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HHandbasket, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    This is Little Linda. I hope she's a girl. These are not the best pics (sorry--all I had was my cell). She is 4 weeks old as of yesterday, hatched on March 6th.




    Please tell me she's still a girl!
  2. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

    Aug 30, 2009
    My Coop
    Oh, sorry, I'm thinking Little Linda may be Little Larry. But a very handsome Little Larry. But I'm not 100% positive - hopefully others will chime in.
  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Can you tell what kind of cochin she is? The other 2 that came with her are growing in frizzled. Her (his?) feathers don't seem quite smooth but not quite frizzled, either. And the other 2 have different colors.

    I really don't want her to be a boy because that means she's gotta go.
  4. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    Placerville, CA
    If you could post a picture of the chick in better lighting that would help. It is hard to read the color of the comb in the dim cellphone shot. I am trying to compare your chick to my 6 week old white cochins. I would say that the comb is a bit on the large size for 4 weeks. Is it pale or starting to pink up? I'd say this chick could still go either way. Post a brighter pic next week and we should be able to give you a better answer. Cochin roos are the sweetest boys. If you have ever thought of trying a roo, I would recommend a cochin. They are sweet with their girls and the kids.
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I think OP meant 4 days old. I have 6 week old cochins and their feathers looked all every which way when they first started coming in they are not frizzle. I agree that for 4 days old that comb looks like it could be boy. Can you see wattles yet?
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  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Nope, she's 4 weeks old. She hatched March 6th. I got her at 1 week of age and have had her since the 14th. She's really small. There were 3 of them, and the other two are OH SO definitely boys and are a different breed, as their feathers are coming in completely frizzled and are gray/white. Her feathers look buff/yellow, semi-frizzled? The two frizzled boys, hatched the same day, are much larger than her, about 1-1/2 times her size (I know I keep referring to her/him as "her", but for now, I'm sticking to my wishful thinking LOL.) Part of me is thinking she might look kinda scraggly because that's just how they look when their feathers are coming in, even the smooth-feathered variety.

    The reason we don't know what they are is they came from a "bantam cochin assortment" of eggs from an E-bay auction. I kinda like those "mystery chicks" and trying to figure out what they are! Hehehe.

    The two frizzled boys have HUGE combs, and one of them is starting to turn pink. Little Linda here has a tiny, pale yellow comb that just became noticeable I'd say within the last 5-7 days. Prior to that, she didn't have any comb at all. And her legs are not as thick as the 2 frizzled boys.

    Today's supposed to be a nice today, and I'll take her outside on the front porch and see if I can get better pictures in better lighting. What I really need to do is get morgan7782 over here with her camera because she takes the best pics of our chickens!

    Edited for typos.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  7. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Songster

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Quote:do you mean feb?.... today is march 8th!
  8. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Yeah, February. Duh. Sorry. Brain fart. It was early. LOL.
  9. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Looks like those mystery egg chicks [​IMG] its not a frizzle but could end up with some feathers not straight..hard to tell by the pics but the first one looks like the beginnings of wattles [​IMG]
    I'm assuming you got it for a pet so enjoy "it" they are wonderful pets.. never met a cochin that doesn't enjoy a cuddle in front of a tv snacking on a bowl of grapes..other chickens are not all so willing [​IMG]
  10. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    These were taken today.



    And yes, she/he/it hatched February 6th so is 4-1/2 weeks old. I'm thinking buff bantam cochin?

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