Black cochin with red wings?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by melissa508, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched a black cochin in the spring, he is getting larger & was showing some red flecks- now the flecks are gone & he has red wings, both are evenly colored also.
    He supposedly came from a blue/black/splash backgroud ..Those were the only color cochins I saw at the breeders farm.

    im new to cochins & unfamiliar with their colors ..is this common or what would cause it?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not common, although I have a similar bird (he is a mixbreed) who has a black body, head & tail and buff wings. Not just the shoulders, the entire wings are an evenly coloured buff. He has some buff lacing on his breast, but is mostly black. Oh, he also has a mostly buff crest--with a couple of white feathers, too.

    I have no idea about the genetics involved.
     
  3. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks- this is puzzling, im use to silkie colors..so this one is interesting. and his wings are perfectly symetricly marked in a bright orangy red .
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Here is mine. His crest and saddle are buff laced with black, as is his breast. Tail & hackles appear to be pure black. There are a few random white feathers in the crest, but nowhere else.
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    And it turns out he does not have entirely buff wings--it just looks like it when they are folded.
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    Anyone care to make a guess as to his genotype?
     
  5. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sonoran Silkies,

    He LOOKS like a "Hippie-Chick" to me.

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    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Nope--no hippies allowed [​IMG] However he may be goth or emo [​IMG] Or perhaps he's just a dashing pirate wanna be (aka Jack Sparrow)
     
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heh, he looks like he is a polish cross with that mop on his head!! [​IMG]

    heh, eh... seriously, he's a cutie!
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He is indeed a polishXsilkie (if you can believe that) [​IMG]
     
  9. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hhmmm,

    A POLISH x Silkie CHICKEN "attempting" to appear to be a "Jack Sparrow" ????

    THIS might cause an "insurrection" in the Chicken Yard !!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    (It is certainly "subversive" !!!! )

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
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    so is it a pokie? or a silkish? LOL Very unique and nice looking bird!
     

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