camo has me confused

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by augiedranch, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is 5 month old "camo". His mom is a black frizzle cochin bantam, his dad is a birchen cochin bantam. I've never seen this color pattern. . what on earth is it called?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't think the color is a recognized color. He also appears to be a frazzle, which occurs when breeding frizzle to frizzle, which you shouldn't do. His feathers will be brittle and break off easy.
     
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely don't breed frizzle x frizzle. mom had frizzle gene, dad was smooth feathered.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    That's strange, he does look like a frazzle. Maybe someone else will have an opinion on his coloring.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know the color but, he is a very interesting chick. He looks like a frizzle to me.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    If it's a mix between two varieties, it isn't an official variety and doesn't have a name.
     
  7. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you get black or birchen chicks from breeding those two varieties.
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not necessarily, you could get Columbians as well. I get some every year from my Birchen Orpingtons over Black Orpington hens. Its a throwback from past generations. Columbians are needed to be crossed into Birchens from time to time to stabilize the pattern.
     

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