Originally Posted by Purely Prairie Polish
Thanks for the input. I figured that I should split the pair, and it just so happens that a local person was selling a trio of smooth white Cochin bantams. So I'm putting my frizzle Roo with the two smooth hens and can pair the frizzle hen with the smooth Roo. Win win.
But now I have another question. One of the smooth hens has a couple sporadic black feathers, so I got her cheaper. But when I went to put them with my frizzles I noticed that my Roo has one too. Is that bad breeding, or what does that mean? I don't know anything about any of their parentage, just that they came from breeders as white Cochin bantams. Is there such thing as a splash Cochin? cause the color reminds me of my splash polish. I'm
Really curious what babies will come from the match.
Yes, there are splash Cochins.
That's even better (to my eye) if they are 'splash' (2 copies of blue gene), you'll get blues and maybe 'other colors' depending on what the 'white' might be hiding. You are right --- a WIN WIN!
I've sold eggs to folks that have hatched splashes that have few markings, and they call them whites. *I* can see that they aren't white, but you can only repeat a point so much. Then I read later they are so surprised when they bred their 'white' to black and got blues. They tell folks "I bred white x black and got blue" --- and the cycle goes on.