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[IMG] I am pretty positive this chick is a Cochin bantam but I have no idea what color. I originally thought it was black but it now has white feathers coming in. What color do you think it is?
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Looks like it might be a mottled cochin bantam. Where did you get it- did it come from a hatchery? If you know which, it helps because we can cross reference their available selection.

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Originally Posted by ChickenHermit View Post

Looks like it might be a mottled cochin bantam. Where did you get it- did it come from a hatchery? If you know which, it helps because we can cross reference their available selection.
i got it out of the Tractor supply bantam bin
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It could be a black Cochin. The first few primaries of black breeds can come in white, but are molted out as the bird matures.

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Not quite sure on hatchery  then! I think they get them from different hatcheries, depending on the store. 

 

My guess would be mottled- they have that yellow/white with black backs look to them, as well as he speckles around the eyes and face. There's an outside chance it could be black, as they sometimes get a few white primaries, but they don't tend to have that much white down, as a rule.

 

Here's my mottled cochin bantam chick, for reference. She's a week old in the photo below.

 

Her feathers are coming in just like your chick's are- black primaries over white primaries at the edge. 

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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