Chicken Breed Colours

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    Cochins
    Cochins came from China in the 19th Century. They were recognized by the APA in 1874. They were originially called the Shanghai which was the same term used for another feather legged breed, the Brahma. They are reported to be low egg producers of small tinted to light brown eggs. They are robust and cold hardy, weighing an average 8.5 lbs. (BYC's description of the breed)
    Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Cochin could be.
    (Some of the colors are recognized varieties while others are not. Also the chickens pictured are a variety 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)

    Gold laced
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    (Gold laced Cochin Hen, photo courtesy @mymilliefleur )

    Mottled
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    (Mottled Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of @Meyer Hatchery)
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    (Mottled Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @MyPetChicken)

    Partridge
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    (Partridge Cochin Rooster, photo courtesy of @ChickenGrass )
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    (Partridge Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @ChickenGrass )

    Red
    (Red Cochin Hen, Photo Courtesy of)

    Silver laced
    (Silver Laced Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of)

    White
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    (White Cochin Hen, photo courtesy of @SilkiesForEver )

    Plymouth Rocks
    The Plymouth Rock originated in New England in the 19th Century and was first recognized as a breed in the year 1869. They created the first Rock (Barred) by using breeds such as Dominique, Dorkings Cochins, etc. After that other colors and forms of the Plymouth Rock were created. It has been a great bird due to hardiness, egg laying, broodiness, and meat production. The first production meat chicken happened to be the Barred Rock. But now The White Rock is typically the female used to create Cornish X meat chickens. (BYC's description of the breed)
    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
    The original Orpington, the Black, was developed in England in 1886 and brought to the US in 1890. It was developed from Langshan-Rock-Minorca crosses. Today Buff, Black, White, and Blue Orpington's are recognized color varieties. (BYC's description of the breed)
    Below are listed (along with photos) the possible colors your Orpington could be.
    (Some of the colors are recognized varieties while others are not)

    Buff
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    (Buff Orpington Rooster, photo courtesy of @PeepersMama)
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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
    The Wyandotte originated in the U.S. in the 1870's. Wyandottes were made in Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York by 4 breeders. They were first called American Sebrights. they were made of mostly Sebrights and Cochins, experts agree that Brahmas and Spangled Hamburgs were used in making the breed. (BYC's description of the breed)
    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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    A chicken girl raising her flock of hens 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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