Bantam mottled cochin question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of mottled cochins and they only have white tips of some of there feathers, How do i get more mottled in them?

    Here they are

    http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/chickencrazy96/Cochins/horsesnchickens314.jpg
    [IMG]http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/chickencrazy96/Cochins/horsesnchickens316.jpg
    [IMG]http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/chickencrazy96/Cochins/IMG_2198.jpg
    [IMG]http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n569/chickencrazy96/Cochins/IMG_2196.jpg

    Thanks
     
  2. ShysCreations

    ShysCreations Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old are they? Mottled often grow in more white as they age, about 2 yrs old is peak for a bantam cochin. In terms of show potential anyway.
     
  3. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 hatchery bantam mottled cochin pullets, almost 4 months old. Their backs are solid black, but they have a lot of white on the head and breast, and the butt fuzz is all white. I am not planning to show or breed them, just curious about how the color pattern develops.

    Will the coloring tend to even out with each molt, or is it likely that they will always be mostly white on head/breast/butt, and mostly black on the back? Or do they just get more white everywhere, with each molt?
     

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