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2 week old pullets - Can you tell anything by color? Silver Laced Cochin or Blue Cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LouNeo, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. LouNeo

    LouNeo Just Hatched

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    We bought 2 hens from a breeder, they were still fertile from the breed matched roosters there. So we incubated a few eggs and hatched 3. All 3 are the same breed, I just dont know if they are Blue Cochin or Silver Laced Cochin. The first photo is probably the most try to color. They look bluish Gray but do have black in their wings, white chest / butt, but dont have any of the lacing starting yet. I know chickens drastically change colors when they are young but I thought id ask if there was any way to tell them apart at a younger age between the 2 breeds.

    Thoughts or just wait it out? Thank you!



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  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not good at telling color. By what breeder did you get them from? I'm looking for some more SQ blue Cochins but there are not a lot of breeders
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color were the parents? And what color were the chicks when they were just a few days old? I have a silver laced cochin and she had little white stripes when she was that old.
     
  4. LouNeo

    LouNeo Just Hatched

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    These are the 2 possible Momma hens.. When they were 1-3 days old I believe they were just black.


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  5. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then you have nice solid black chicks.
     
  6. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeder did you get them from?
     
  7. LouNeo

    LouNeo Just Hatched

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    The Breeder is a local woman in Goldsboro NC. I visited her location and saw her setup where she had them segregated by breeds 1 rooster per 4-5 hens and I bought one of her laying hens from 2 of the breeds she had. Id love to see some pics of your frizzle cochins if you are willing to share, please message me. I picked up a Frizzle hen and will be grabbing a frizzle rooster in a couple days. I was hoping to breed my cochins with the rooster and wasnt sure what to expect. Im doing it for myself and just for fun and am just getting started with it all.


    In regards to having black chicks, I would typically agree with you except if you actually look at them now, they are not black chicks.. they are bluish gray currently. Im just unsure how it would make sense for them to start black, go gray, then go black again. But im learning so who knows.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please don't breed a frizzle to frizzle - they can end up with broken feathers or bald.
     
  9. LouNeo

    LouNeo Just Hatched

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    That part I was aware of. The male and female frizzle will be kept separate or I will just not hatch her eggs. I appreciate the warning. I was told them make frazzles
     

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