Blue Cochin? Suppose to have white feather tips & multi colored beak?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by StrawberryHouseMouse, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    This was bought at our feed store. I think its a cochin. Pretty sure it is. But cause he was out of an assortment of chicks. I have no idea what coloration he is. I think he is a large variety too not the bantam. Cause he is bigger then even my RIR hen which is the same age as him. I posted a few photos of him a few days ago but he is getting bigger every day. And I'm starting to wonder if it will be able to tell now. Ive never had a blue cochin before. The only ones I ever had was a pair of black cochins.

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It definitely looks like a cochin, but I would say it is more likely a black cochin instead of a blue. Could be though, as it's hard to tell the 'shade' by a pic. A blue would be more of a slate grey coloring, and black would be very dark. But they lose the white fluffies as they grow. [​IMG]
     
  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my black ones had white on them too but not as much as yours. I vote with the other poster who said black -- UNLESS it's a Mottled!! Wouldn't that be great!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Unfortunately, I don't believe there are any mottleds in LF cochins yet, certainly not from a hatchery!, so that is probably not what it is. It would be nice if they would get around to making them! [​IMG]
     
  5. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I didn't know that LOL - Maybe wishful thinking- I like the mottled colored breeds but don't have any. Is it possible that it could be some type of Langshans or what's the other big feather legged one? Oh yeah!! Brahma's - I can't think straight - too tired- [​IMG]
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I don't think so, it looks like the little black cochin babies I have in the brooders.

    On a side note, I have some mottled black bantam cochins. I get about 10 eggs a week if you are interested [​IMG]
     
  7. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL please!!! No temptation!! I'm weak [​IMG]
     
  8. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you considered this chick to be a dark brahma. I got what I thought was a cochin and now the comb and feathers really remind me of a dark bahma.
     
  9. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

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    I have two black bantam cochins that look just like that...

    Here's Gizmo when I first got it....
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    and here it is a few weeks later...

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    Coming in black [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Wow! That one started out really light to be a black! Are you sure it isn't a really dark blue?
     

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