Breeding different colored cochins?

gitlost80

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Turns out one of my Cochins is a Roo, a Blue one. I have 5 other cochins(girls) and each one is a different color...black,white,blue and partridge. What colors would the chicks turn out to be if I let him breed to all of them? Should I only hatch the eggs that are from the blue hen(or the black one that was hatched as a" blue"?)
 

Fay at Frizzled Feathers

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Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash

Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black

Blue X White unpredictable , could get all different combinations of color.

Blue X partridge , shoud give you a blue chick with some brown/red leakage showing when grown.

Fay
 

Goose and Fig

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You can cross him with the blue, black and even white to get more BBS birds. When you throw in the partridge you may end up with non-standard colors in subsequent generations. Some people might say not to use the white either for that reason.
 
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catwalk

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I have some emperical evidence for you! Your combinations may vary. I only have one white hen and one black roo. I used to have two buff hens as well, and all of them were bred to the black. All the black/white chicks are black. All the black/buff chicks are black, with weird white lacing around the neck. The white one also had a lovechild with a lavender Silkie, and that chick is black, also.
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gitlost80

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Wow, all this info is really neat. I think I will only let the blue or black hens eggs ever develop past the breakfast table stage, now to figure out who the eggs belong to.Anyone have a "how to" link to build a nest box that closes behind the hen when she steps in there?Hmmm...
 

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I think that crossing a blue roo over a black hen will give you some blue and some black, crossing that roo with a white hen will give you mixed colors (Some white, blue, ect.) mixing with a blue will give you 50% blue and 50% splash (i think that is the right percents..) and mixing a partridge.. well i have no clue on that one
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But i am no gene expert.
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Fay at Frizzled Feathers

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Hmmm that would be a neat lil contraption , great idea. However I wouldnt know where to begin
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You could always put a drop of food coloring on the hens vent area (different color on each hen) then when they lay their egg their would be color streak on the egg. I have read about others who have done this to identify which hen layed what egg but have not tried it yet.

Fay
 

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