Anyone want to play "guess the color"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Puddin Fluff, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR

    There are two tuedos, one gray, one chipmunk, two pale yellow with some dark spots. Daddy is a cochin. Not sure if the broody is the true mama or if she stole the eggs. Found her on a surprise clutch. If they are hers, she is 1/2 cochin. If that helps with color identity. :)
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Cochin is a breed not a color, so that knowledge can't help with color predicting as Cochins come in many colors and patterns.

    We would need to know the color of dad and mom to have any kind of accurate guess. Also mixed breeds are hard to determine final outcomes as there are a lot of genes mixing about...and not all colors are dominant nor patterns. It all depends on how the genes line up for each chick.

    From the chick down, I can guess that they are not likely from the same mom and dad as that is some diverse patterning with some showing influence from what is usually dominant black. Black can also dominate if barred was used in mom (you can get sex linking then).

    I am guessing you'll have black based birds with possibly some patterning from the black chicks..what kind I've no idea as I've no idea of the color combinations possible from mom and dad's colors and what you've got from the rest of the flock.

    The chipmunk chick will likely be a red/brown based partridge when grown.

    The yellow chicks with some black dotting can be anything from wheaten yellow/light red partridging to white birds with possibly some black spotting, or not...that can drop out.

    You can play with possible feather results by entering the color patterns of the rooster and hen here:

    Placing the possible combinations of the color base and pattern of the parents through the calculator is a much better indicator than down color alone as the down colors can represent a lot of different final adult patterns.

    Cute chicks. Enjoy them and the fun of your backyard mixes. They are colorful surprises.

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x2 Lady of Mc
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR
    LOL! Wasn't really looking for such a technical answer. I mentioned that dad was Cochin and mom (potentially) was 1\2 Cochin (1\2 Silver Phoenix) as I am aware they have a large color variation.

    Just thought it might be fun to guess what color the little fluffy butts might become.

    I do have a variety of nice heratige breeds in residence but this girl (a fun backyard mix)took matters into her own hands and decided I needed more birds. As the nest was hidden, I am not even sure she is the true mama or if she simply took over someone else's hidden clutch.

    Just thought someone might enjoy a guessing game as to what the final color might turn out based on chick patterns. All babies are fun, no matter the parentage. [​IMG]
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