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Blue/black/splash cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jossanne, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've got ten 3-day old bantam cochins. Three are definitely feathering in blue, one I think is dark blue, but she could be black. They all have dark beaks. Six are feathering in black and white, and their beaks are pink, some have black spots on them. I assume these are splash babies.

    So as chicks, do all splash cochins have pink beaks, and all blue and black cochins have dark beaks?

    All the pictures I've seen of splash cochin chicks have really light-colored down. Most of these are medium blue to almost black on top.

    Have I guessed their colors correctly?

    Here's a dark baby with a pink beak, feathering black and white (standing next to a BR or BSL packing peanut):
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Neither is splash. Mine were like that and feathered in black, dark blue and medium blue
  3. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Songster

    the one on the right looks like my splashes.
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico

    The chick on the left is a BR or BSL. The one on the right I think is splash.

    Can anyone answer the beak question?
  5. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Songster

    The splashes and even some blues and mottleds have the different colored beaks.
  6. The splash on the right has feathered legs, but the one on the left looks clean legged. Are you sure it's a cochin??
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:No, I said above the picture, and then a couple posts above this one that it is either a BR or BSL. The best picture I have of one of the babies I think is splash just happens to be with a packing peanut for size comparison.

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