Barred... Or Mottled Cochin Chick

QuinnQuinn

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Apr 27, 2020
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So I was supposedly getting 3 barred cochin bantams....

And 1 if them is this gal... She definitely has frizzle but I think she is mottled and not barred.

My first time with cochins & frizzle so not sure if frizzle is messing with pattern or it one of those oops.

She is 4 weeks.

Thanks
 

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QuinnQuinn

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Apr 27, 2020
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And one of here back that I thought I messed up adding to the original post
 

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renk777

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Sorry to hijack thread but I picked up a handful of bantam cochins a couple days ago...3 were black. 1 is all black but 2 are the typical black / white down pattern.... the lightest of the 2 does not look like a mottled chick. She definitely looks like a black bantam cochin....but she had white feathers on her feet. I know that's typical of black chicks and that she'll eventually molt those out. Then I noticed white wing feathers...again...I saw the same on my SGs a couple years ago...random white that molted out. But this little girl has white on both sides and one is tipped. Dare I hope she's just an unusually dark downed mottled chick? I found one photo online of hatchery mottled chicks and while most were predominantly light with black patches, 1 looked just like her ❤
 

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Overo Mare

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Sorry to hijack thread but I picked up a handful of bantam cochins a couple days ago...3 were black. 1 is all black but 2 are the typical black / white down pattern.... the lightest of the 2 does not look like a mottled chick. She definitely looks like a black bantam cochin....but she had white feathers on her feet. I know that's typical of black chicks and that she'll eventually molt those out. Then I noticed white wing feathers...again...I saw the same on my SGs a couple years ago...random white that molted out. But this little girl has white on both sides and one is tipped. Dare I hope she's just an unusually dark downed mottled chick? I found one photo online of hatchery mottled chicks and while most were predominantly light with black patches, 1 looked just like her ❤
I 100% believe your chick is black. Mottled is a pattern I breed and I have never seen a seemingly black chick feather out mottled.
 

renk777

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I 100% believe your chick is black. Mottled is a pattern I breed and I have never seen a seemingly black chick feather out mottled.
Not what I was hoping to hear but that's fine. Do you have photos of chicks of yours so that I know what to look for in future? Is there a range of down color at all? This is the pic I saw that gave me hope...
 

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