Can You make a blue laced Cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stazia86, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Stazia86

    Stazia86 In the Brooder

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    First let me say Hi, to everyone. I am new to chicken breeding, but have fallen in love with the color of a chicken I saw. It is a blue laced Wyandotte. But Is it possible to cross a blue cochin and a gold laced Cochin and get the same markings? Or maybe a blue and a buff laced one? any ideas?
    Thanks for your advice. I just want to raise unique and pretty chickens, not the blah everyday colors you normally see (red, white, black.)
     
  2. Stazia86

    Stazia86 In the Brooder

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    sorry i forgot a word..lol I meant can you cross a blue cochin and a gold laced cochin and get a "Blue Laced RED"? Or could you cross a blue cochin and a buff laced cochin and get a Blue laced red?
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    There are already Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. If anything I would start from there.

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  4. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    just buy some, its easier that way...[​IMG]
     
  5. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    I wish you were close to me ( I am in SW Ohio). I have some birds that I am working on that could be usefull to you, in your quest of blue laced red Cochins. I am also fond of the color, but partial to Brahmas as the canvas. I am currently on my second generation of this branch of my Brahma projects.

    Starting with gold laced Cochins crossed to splash blue laced red Wyandotte would be a logical start, you would have to select for proper type, comb( unless you luck onto a single comb Wyandotte), leg feathering, and color (proper lacing, and the deeper red vs the gold from the cochin.)

    Again I wish we were close, as my project could benefit from stonger leg feathering from the cochin blood, and I could save you from having to bring the clean legged genetics into it to begin with.

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  6. Stazia86

    Stazia86 In the Brooder

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    wow they are beautiful! It's nice to know someone is on the same wave length as me...lol. The chicks have very similar markings,. more blue than red, but they are pretty.of course i can see the split between mom and dad going right down thier legs.
    Well, i think i'll keep them in the feather footed gene pool, i think i can live with gold laced blues. instead of red it will be a tan color(theoretically speaking, i dunno, i'll just have to try and see what hatches). but hopefully the same effect will happen. i just love the brown/red outlined in blue. Thankyou so much for sharing. the pictures are beautiful!
     
  7. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Thanks, it's still very early in the project, much refinement still needed.

    I'm not sure you can get the blue lacing without outcrossing to Wyandotte, or a cross thereoff.
     
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  8. DexMex

    DexMex Hatching

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    I know this is an old thread. But how is your project going? Both of ya'll!
     
  9. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    From my end the project continues with the Brahmas.
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    And has since branched into another side project, a separate pen of double laced
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  10. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    And a meat bird project.


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