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What color beak on Bantam Cochins?

post #1 of 13
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I have a friend that has a chick with a black beak. She would like to know what the standard color is on a Cochin's beak. She has show Cochin's in the past, but has never had an off color beak.


Please Help....barnie

Thanks so much

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" Little Birdie flying high, dropped some white-wash in my eye. But, I'm a good girl, I don't cry. I'm just glad the COWS don't fly"

Hubby, Me (Carly), 7 Children. Lots of chickens.... WCB Polish, EE, CC Marans, Salmon Faverolle, Silkie, bantam Calico Cochins, Orpingtons, Lav Ameraucanas, modern game

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post #2 of 13

What colour Cochin? Beak colour varies with variety.

post #3 of 13
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I think the chick with the black beak is some sort of Mille/Calico. She has both the parents and they both have yellow beaks.

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" Little Birdie flying high, dropped some white-wash in my eye. But, I'm a good girl, I don't cry. I'm just glad the COWS don't fly"

Hubby, Me (Carly), 7 Children. Lots of chickens.... WCB Polish, EE, CC Marans, Salmon Faverolle, Silkie, bantam Calico Cochins, Orpingtons, Lav Ameraucanas, modern game

Our farm blog...
mtpromiselandfarm.blogspot.com

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post #4 of 13

Sorry, "sort of Mille/Calico" isn't a variety in the Standard. Can't help you.

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by NYREDS 

Sorry, "sort of Mille/Calico" isn't a variety in the Standard. Can't help you.


Okay......

What colors CAN a Cochin's beak be?

" Little Birdie flying high, dropped some white-wash in my eye. But, I'm a good girl, I don't cry. I'm just glad the COWS don't fly"

Hubby, Me (Carly), 7 Children. Lots of chickens.... WCB Polish, EE, CC Marans, Salmon Faverolle, Silkie, bantam Calico Cochins, Orpingtons, Lav Ameraucanas, modern game

Our farm blog...
mtpromiselandfarm.blogspot.com

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" Little Birdie flying high, dropped some white-wash in my eye. But, I'm a good girl, I don't cry. I'm just glad the COWS don't fly"

Hubby, Me (Carly), 7 Children. Lots of chickens.... WCB Polish, EE, CC Marans, Salmon Faverolle, Silkie, bantam Calico Cochins, Orpingtons, Lav Ameraucanas, modern game

Our farm blog...
mtpromiselandfarm.blogspot.com

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post #6 of 13

Beaks are either yellow or black.
Not sure how to help though. I have my first cochins now, Silver laced and 3 Millies all millies have yellow and the SL have black beaks.

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post #7 of 13

If and when Mille Fleur is ever recognized as a variety for Cochins, it should follow the SOP as in other breeds.  At least that is what they are trying to accomplish at the current time.  But recognition is still several years away.  For most other breeds, the beak color in Miller Fleur is "Horn with slightly gray shading".
For most all other (Bantam) Cochin varieties, the SOP beak color is "Swarthy Yellow".  A couple exceptions to this are:

Black Tailed Red - Reddish Horn
Buff - Yellow
Partridge - Horn, shading to yellow at point
Red - Reddish horn
White - Yellow

There are no (Cochin) varieties where the beak should be black.

In judging, the color of the beak is only 1 point out of 100.  IMHO, the focus should be type, type, type!!!

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post #8 of 13

Gererally, if a chicken is a lighter colour (white,buff etc.) they will have a plain white beak...
If they are splash,cuckoo,mille fluer etc. they will have a patchy or black/grey beak...
If they are black,blue etc. they will have a black/grey beak

Hope this helps! wink

post #9 of 13

These are all the beak colors listed in the SOP for all recognized varieties of Bantam Cochins - there are no black or white beaks:

Barred - Swarthy yellow
Birchen - Swarthy yellow
Black - Swarthy yellow
Black Tailed Red - Reddish horn
Blue - Swarthy yellow
Brown Red - Swarthy yellow
Buff - Yellow
Buff Columbian - Swarthy yellow
Columbian - Swarthy yellow
Golden Laced - Swarthy yellow
Lemon Blue - Swarthy yellow
Mottled - Swarthy yellow
Partridge - Horn, shading to yellow at point
Red - Reddish horn
Silver Laced - Swarthy yellow
Silver Penciled - Swarthy yellow
White - Yellow

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~Gail~ My 2003 Mid-Life Crisis:  My small backyard flock of Bantams:  Coopa Cabana Cochins!  In 2013, my focus will be to continue working to improve my Golden Laced Bantam Cochins - the Midas Project!
Got Cochins?  Want Cochins?  Check out the
2012 Cochin Breeders Directory!
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post #10 of 13

Beak color as of APA SoP 2001 for Large Fowl Cochin.

Buff - Yellow
Partridge - Dark Horn, shaded to Yellow at point
White - Yellow
Black - Yellow, shaded with Black
Silver Laced - Dark Horn, shaded to Yellow at point
Golden Laced - Dark Horn, shaded to Yellow at point
Blue - Yellow, shaded with Black
Brown - Horn
Barred - Yellow


Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 4/30/11 at 7:58am

 

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Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

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