Bantam Cochin color help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eckielady, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    IMG_5164.JPG These 6 little ones were hatched under my mama silkie a few days ago. I assumed the little gray one was a birchen but her feathers are coming almost super light gray. The gal I got them from doesn't have gray/blue chickens. Could she be a splash? Curious about the others also. They all look like a variation of mottled but she doesn't have mottled chickens. I know one (the biggest) is from my chickens and mottled but the others confuse me. Thoughts?
     

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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Looks like:
    3 blacks
    1. Mottled
    1. Blue or self blue. If you are absolutely positive she doesn't have blue chickens, it could possibly be a white, thats off colored.
    Also, keep in mind, if she has black and splash Cochins, those can me mated together, and will produce 100% blue offspring.
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    They look like blue, mottled and Black Cochins
     
  4. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    She does have black and splash so that may be it. Not too excited about so many blacks. Thanks much!!

     
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  5. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    One more quick question- does this look like a Cochin? Hoping to find someone well versed on them since I keep getting different answers.
     
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  6. Crazy for Chickens!

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    The chicks above? Yeah they are Cochins.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

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    I can't quite tell, it looks like the mottled one (one with the most white on it) may be standard. In pic 3, it looks that way, but in the group photo it looks normal size....
     
  8. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    Oh der, I forgot the picture. This one

     

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  9. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    Ya, the big one is actually a mix between my bantam Cochin roo and a frizzled silkie type hen creature. I was hoping to get the frizzle but it looks like that didn't work out.


     
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  10. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Does it have a single comb and four toes?
     

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