What's up with this barred bantam cochin? pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4-H chicken mom, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I ordered a doz. bantam barred cochin eggs. I received 14 eggs. Two of the 14 never developed, but all the rest hatched, so I have 12 (6 week) chicks. They all looked similar in feathering males and females except for one. It doesn't look like the others. I am beginning to think I got one cross with something, maybe silkie. What do you all think? [​IMG]
    Notice the feathers on both chicks feet.

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  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    is that fuzzy one a rooster? it sure looks cute though
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe it is a rooster, but it sure doesn't have the feathering of a full barred. I don't know how it ended up with a bunch of fluff. He is a sweetheart though.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Maybe you're on to something new [​IMG] I think its adorable! [​IMG]
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should name him misfit

    he looks like he is part silkie
     
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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    lurky, that is a good name, thank you. I think I will call him that. I think he is part silkie also. That is the only breed I can think of that has all the fluff. Let me know if there are any other breeds that have fluff like that.
     
  7. Zylphrix

    Zylphrix Out Of The Brooder

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    do the frizzled cochins look like that when ther small?
     
  8. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, they'd already be frizzily!
     
  9. Cheekon

    Cheekon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A silkie barred Cochin? [​IMG]
     
  10. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    I would have guessed frizzle but I think I've already been vetoed.

    Not a clue, but it looks adorable.
     

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