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Calling all blue cochin lovers!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 4-H chicken mom, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I purchased two blue cochin pullet chicks this spring. One has turned out to be light and the other is darker. Which color blue would be better for exhibition? Do judges prefer the light blue or darker blue? Thanks

  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Beautiful! The lighter one almost looks like a diluted splash or something? I think I'd go with the darker one, but I'm not sure.

    How old are they?
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    They are 15 wks. I can only show one blue but I don't know which one to take. [​IMG]
  4. eggcochin_freak5

    eggcochin_freak5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2008
    wow as pretty as those birds are i dont think the judge is gonna care what color they are......wow.......good lookin hens [​IMG]
  5. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2008
    I say the darker blue!
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Those are really beautiful . I would go with the darker for showing.
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    The lighter one looks almost like a bad splash or a lavender.

    When it comes to blues, the darker with the better lining, the better. So the dark one for sure.
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Show the darker one. I bet she will do well. The lighter one is a splash.
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    That bluish-black feather in the lighter one suggests that she's a splash, she should get more dark feathers as she matures. The blue has nice lacing, she looks good.
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Now I'm wicked excited!!! I have some blue cochin bantams in my brooder NOW....... [​IMG] its going to be fun watching them develope! TY for the pics [​IMG]

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