What Color Cochin am I - or Can I get - With These Lovely Cochins? Brassy Gold? Blue Laced Red? Something Else?
Well - I hope I am getting this in the right place --
I had tried to respond to this thread two days ago - with comments and questions about all the Blue varieties - I will look closely as to what was written after mine. (Which didn't post as computer froze!)
So WHAT COLOR AM I WORKING ON HERE:
I have shown one of these birds as a Red Laced Blue - The red/brown of his wings ends in blue by his body and his down is is blue.
I have also shown them both as Blue Brassy Golds and they placed as Best Variety and Reserved Best Variety in an APA show that was giving out 1sts and less even if there was only one bird of that variety showing.
I would like to
- 1) either take the fellow entered as the RedLaced BLue (the smaller, younger one on left in photos) and breed him towards more lacing (the one comment made by judge not enough lacing on front and back where he is solid blue.) But have no idea where to get RED lacing from....
- 2) Come up with a good Color Variety name for these (or the Number two guy) and keep breeding them - as they are starting to produce reliable offspring.
Please go to my Cochin color album to see more photos than the one here.
In that album the older male (on left) - is the younger one's Uncle. The brother to the older one (father to the younger one) was same color but not Frizzled. He (the nonFrizzled Cochin of this variety) was also shown as Brassy Gold side by side with large Frizzle Male and won best variety.
As the eggs are being hatched out in large groups in an incubator not my own - I am losing track of what color the hens are - BUT I think they are coming out sort of "silver" as some breeds would say or silver penciled. The hatchings are producing light grey hens with penciling or even lighter grey with some orange at chest and throat.
Currently I believe the known "ancesters" to this strain is coming from a Cochin Rooster of this color being bred to a white frizzle hen or perhaps a very light blue (no penciling) frizzle hem. I'll try to track that down and get photos as well.
Soon I hope to get everyone sorted out and color banded & pedigreed.
But mean while - what do I call this color? And can the other youngster start a project line of red laced blue?
If you go to my photos I have an album with several pictures.
I will be meaning to add to them and upload photos from their "chickhood" as well.
Thanks for any feedback.
I love these guys more than any solid cochin color I've seen
PS I am not sure where "Brassy Gold" came from - as I know there is a Brassy Back for some breed but although it describes the pale lacing on the head and hackles - doesn't account for the redder areas.
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