Cochin Color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by annanicole18, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Songster 9 Years

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    I have had conflicting comments on these color of these birds. What does everyone think? I have 3 that look like the pne front and center of picture one and then the trio in picture two. Thanks!
     

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  2. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Court Rooster Premium Member

    The first picture is a blue. The other picture are three splashs, two blues, and a black. You have BBS Cochins
     
  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crowing

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    The coloring on these seems odd to me, like something else is going on besides just blue, black and splash. The patchiness in the blues and the lavender tint to the splashes is what I'm referring to, specifically. Maybe one of the genetics experts can help. @The Moonshiner
     
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  4. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Court Rooster Premium Member

    At these bird's age, the blue is normally inconsistent and splash birds are suppose to be off tinted and have bits of blue and greyish strips through it
     
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  5. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crowing

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    Okay, I will take your word for it. The blue birds almost look pied to me, though. It seems unusual.
     
  6. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Court Rooster Premium Member

    I looked at it again, and you do got a point. I'm guessing it's unselective breeding that caused it maybe
     
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  7. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Court Rooster Premium Member

    ...I mean look at this Andalusian roo:
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