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Chicken Breed Colours

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    Cochins
    Cochins are a very popular breed of chicken most commonly used for exhibition or as pets. They are have an abundant amount of feathers, including leg feathering, and are very friendly and docile. Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Cochin is.
    (Some of the colors are recognized varieties while others are not. Also the chickens pictured are a mix of standard and bantam sized birds)

    Barred
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    (Barred Cochin Cockerel, photo courtesy of @chickcrack )
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    (Barred Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @Poultrykeeper.com)
    Birchen
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    (Birchen Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @CackleHatchery )
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    (Birchen Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of @CackleHatchery )
    Black
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    (Black Cochin pullet, photo courtesy of @chickcrack )
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    (Black Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of Pinterest)
    Blue
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    (Blue Cochin pullets, photo courtesy of @chickcrack )
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    (Blue Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of @bartcochins )
    Buff
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    (Buff Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of @backyardchickens )
    Columbian
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    (Columbian Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of )
    Gold laced
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    (Gold laced Cochin Hen, photo courtesy @mymilliefleur )
    Mottled
    Partridge

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    (Partridge Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of @ChickenGrass )
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    (Partridge Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @ChickenGrass )
    Red
    Silver laced
    White

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    (White Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @SilkiesForEver )

    Plymouth Rocks
    Plymouth Rocks are a very common dual purpose breed used mainly in backyard flocks for eggs.They are hardy and inquisitive, usually making it to the top of your favorite breed lists. Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Plymouth is.
    (Some of the colors are recognized varieties while others are not)

    Barred
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    (Barred Rock hen, photo courtesy of @N F C )
    Black
    Blue
    Buff
    Columbian
    Partridge

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    (Partridge Rock Hen, photo courtesy @CuzChickens )
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    (Partridge Rock Rooster, photo courtesy @CuzChickens )
    Silver Penciled
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    (Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock Hen, photo courtesy of @Lincityfarmette )
    White
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    (White Rock Hen, photo courtesy of @Chicken Girl1 )

    Orpingtons
    Orpingtons are another dual purpose breed that has docile natures. They have loose plumage and look very graceful. Known for the tendency to go broody they are also kept for eggs. Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Orpington is.
    (Some of the colors are recognized varieties while others are not)

    Buff
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    (Buff Orpington Rooster, photo courtesy of @ChickenGrass )
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    (Buff Orpington Hen, photo courtesy of @CuzChickens )
    Blue
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    (Blue Orpington hen, photo courtesy of @The Moonshiner )
    Black
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    (Black Orpington Hen)
    Chocolate
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    (Chocolate Orpington hen, photo courtesy of @The Moonshiner )
    Lavender
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    (Lavender Orpington Hen, photo courtesy of @Faraday40 )
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    (Lavender Orpington Rooster, photo courtesy of @CuzChickens )
    Jubilee
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    (Jubilee Orpington Hen and Rooster, photo courtesy of @Meyer Hatchery )
    Splash
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    (Splash Orpington Hen, photo courtesy of Pinterest)
    White
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    (White Orpington Hen, photo courtesy of @MyPetChicken )

    Wyandottes
    Wyandotte is yet another breed that was created for dual purpose (meat and eggs). They have a lot in common with Orpingtons, but unlike Orpingtons they have Rosecombs. Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Wyandotte is.
    (Some of the colors are recognized varieties while others are not)

    Barred
    Black
    Blue
    Blue Laced Red

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    (Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Hen, photo courtesy of Pinterest)
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    (Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Rooster, photo courtesy of Pinterest)
    Buff
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    (Buff Wyandotte Hen and Rooster, photo courtesy of feathersite.com)
    Buff Columbian
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    (Buff Columbian Wyandotte Hen)
    Buff Laced Wyandotte
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    (Buff Laced Wyandotte Hens and Rooster, photo courtesy of Pinterest)
    Columbian
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    (Columbian Wyandotte Hen)
    Gold Laced
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    (Gold Laced Wyandotte pullets, photo courtesy @CuzChickens )
    Partridge
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    (Partridge Wyandotte Hen, photo courtesy of @blackgum )
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    (Partridge Wyandotte Rooster, photo courtesy of @feathersite)
    Silver Laced
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    (Silver Laced Wyandotte Hen, photo courtesy of @MyPetChicken )
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    (Silver Laced Wyandotte Rooster, Photo credit @CuzChickens )
    Silver Penciled
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    (Silver Penciled Wyandotte rooster)
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    (Silver Penciled Wyandotte Hen, photo courtesy of @Poultrykeeper.com)
    White
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    (White Wyandotte Hen, photo courtesy of Pinterest)

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    Chicken Girl1
    A chicken girl raising her flock of 20 birds on 10 acres, with lots of woods and privacy.

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  1. ChickenGrass
    Great information!
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  2. Chicken Girl1
    Thank you for sharing pictures of gorgeous girl with me @N F C !
  3. N F C
    Looking forward to seeing all the photos added for the different colors. Thanks for using my BR picture, I thought she was a pretty girl!
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