Cochin chick coloring

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frizzlett98, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six Cochin chicks I got from Ideal Poultry. I have 1 white, 1 black, 1 buff, and 3 I'm not sure. I think the black and yellow ones are mottled but some of their color patterns are resembling some Barred qualities. I also have a red-ish yellow Cochin that I assumed was buff because it looked exactly like the buff chick a week ago, but is now showing darker feathers at the tip of its wings. So I'm thinking Mille Fleur but I don't know. Any opinions are appreciated!
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    This is the most recent photo I have of the white one.
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    The black one
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    My photogenic buff
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    Here's a pic of all of them. The red-ish one that I think may be a Mille Fleur is on the right. She doesn't have her darker feathers in this picture though. I took it a few days ago and she's gotten a lot more feathers since. All my chicks have went to sleep under their heater so I'll get more pictures in the morning.
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    The reddish ones are probably red, the other two are probably mottled. They are all adorable.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Too young - wait till 8 weeks or so, when they are fully feathered out, and their color will reveal itself. Cochins can be just about any color - barred, penciled etc. So many great choices in one breed.
     
  4. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well here are some updated pictures.
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    These are 3 different chicks. The first and last I thought were mottled but they are actually grayish with very little white.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Could be a blue or a blue mottled. Sometimes the first wing feathers aren't always the end coloring, especially on red birds.
     

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