Blue/Cochin Austrolorp cross....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PuppyBantamCochin, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. PuppyBantamCochin

    PuppyBantamCochin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    My broody hen hatched two chicks just over a week ago and one of them is feathering out as a splash.
    How does this happen? The chick's mom is a Hatchery blue Cochin and dad is a Austrolorp.

    Thank you,

  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Blue birds will feather out with white wing tips and have other white markings until they molt out of them in adolescence. You may just have a light blue.

    Genetically speaking, it is impossible to get splash from a blue to black mating. You would expect roughly 1/2 blue and 1/2 black.

    Any photos of this chick?
  3. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    I was just thinking about a cross like this today. You'll have to post pics as the chicks get older.

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