What kind of "roos" are these two?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cjnason74, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. cjnason74

    cjnason74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am brand new to being a chicken owner as of Labor Day weekend, but I'm so hooked! I have become chicken-obsessed! That being said, I have no CLUE what a couple of my little ones are.

    We got this little one (on the right) in a batch at an Atwoods from a bin marked "bantams". They were all supposedly cochins, but what kind? He is 3 weeks old now.[​IMG]

    Also, if anyone can tell me what his brother is?[​IMG] The one in question is in the upper left corner of the pic.
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First picture to the right seems to be a cochin at first glance at least, and I would say splash or blue. And for the other one I can't really see it well ^^
     
  3. cjnason74

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    I will try to post a better picture of both tonight. Both are really "camera shy" and the 2nd one is especially stand-offish. Both are just now getting pin feathers on their tails! :)
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If they have feathered legs, then they are both probably Cochins.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. cjnason74

    cjnason74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried to get better pictures of them, but they're so active that I couldn't get a great one of either one! All my chicks are running around like crazy this morning, loving the fall temps. Sometime soon we're going to have to build a bigger run, especially since they have three guineas to help protect them which are super rambunctious.

    These two and their two silkie siblings were the smallest bantams we got, and these both have been the last to feather out (can't tell about the silkies because they just look like tiny poodles!). The rest of my babies all have twice as much feathering, and these two are the only ones with darkening combs and the beginnings of wattles. So far! Wouldn't mind two roosters, but more than that? Yikes!

    The first one:
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    The second one:
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  8. cjnason74

    cjnason74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Another question has come up. I have a brown leghorn, prob 8 or 9 weeks old, that has a perfectly formed tail but all of a sudden has two very long feathers sticking out the end of its tail, still in their casing. It has no comb development yet, so should I be worried about it being a cockerel? I can't find any info on the Web about it. I can try to get pictures this afternoon when I get back home if needed, but so far the feathers don't show up well in pics.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Leghorns are easy to sex at this age. If your bird has a black breast, it's a male. If the breast feathers are reddish-brown, it's female. That's 100% fool proof.
     
  10. cjnason74

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    The little guy in the top photo in post #7 crowed his first crow this morning. From looking at all the many pictures online I think he is a black mottled cochin bantam, anyone else of that opinion? Here he is now.[​IMG]
     

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