cochin baby color question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MS9325, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. MS9325

    MS9325 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    In my order of cochins I asked for 2 red cochins, they are only 5 days old and starting to get there wing feathers in, one is looking like a nice red color, but the other is getting quite a bit of black specks in its wing feathers, is this normal for red cochin babies. let me know if a pic will help and I will get one for you.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, I know for RIR's chicks come in with black and white stripes and specks on their feathers and don't get adult plumage till their teen moult. Could be the same for yours too?
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Those specks should disappear after the first moult when the chicken gets its adult feathers in

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