Blue barred cochin...anyone heard of them? ** Updated with PIC**

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  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a pullet that I always thought was a blue until yesterday. She is at my daughter's house and I don't get to see them everyday...so I noticed yesterday that her whole head and neck is barred that fades out to blue just about where her neck meets her body. I'll go out and get a photo today and post it.

    Anyone ever heard of a blue barred cochin??
     
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  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Never heard of it. Would be interested in seeing it, though.
     
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  3. Three Cedars Silkies

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    I found a photo that was taken a couple of weeks ago. It does show the barring some...I'll get a better closeup today.

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  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Hmm...was it pure? Curious if it might be a breeding of a barred cochin and a blue.
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

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    Don't know for sure, Asher. I purchased the eggs from a cochin breeder in Maryland and this egg was marked "B" for blue. Black ones were marked "BL"...she sent along a guide to the marked eggs. I don't believe there were any barred eggs, but can't really remember.

    This baby was the one that I posted photos of her sleeping on top of the moose beanie babie. She also had something rip the skin off the side of her neck and was in ICU at my house for about 2 weeks. I thought she might give it up...but here she is!!

    I have a lovely barred bantam cochin roo that I got about 6 weeks ago from Mississippi. I think I'll breed her to him when she is old enough and see what we get!!
     
  6. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I do think barred blue would be lovely! Maybe contact the breeder and see if it was possible the blue hen was cheating on her roo? [​IMG]
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have one but it has silkie in it though
    you can see the little crest starting
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  8. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    i have two that i hatched from eggs i got off eggbid.
     
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

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    Here are updated photos that I took today:


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  10. Three Cedars Silkies

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    Krista...yours has an even more distinct barred pattern! Nice baby. I guess I'll breed her to my black barred bantam cochin roo come time and see what we get!
     

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