Cochin colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emzee, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What bantam Cochin colors are your favorites? Do they come in any colors that aren't accepted in a show? I'm thinking about getting some bantam Cochins in the spring and am trying to decide what color to start on. I want a color that isn't too hard to find.

    P.S. If anyone has any pictures of their favorite colors, that would be helpful too!
     
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Yes there is alot of colors of Cochins that are not in the American Standard of Perfection.
    Here is a list of the Varieties Recognized by the ASoP -
    Barred Golden Laced
    Birchin Mottled
    Black Partridge
    Blue Red
    Brown Red Silver Laced
    Buff White
    Columbian

    Chris
     
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  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    My favorites are blue and splash. I do not think I have any pics on the computer any more of my birds, though.
     
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  4. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    Whites and Black are my favorite heres a picture of a black
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    and a white
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  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Not recognized but still my favorite, lemon blue.

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I like my barreds.

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  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I had a variety of colors at one time. My favorites were: Barred, Mottled and Partridge.
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    NICE birds People :)
     
  9. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorites are black, white and blue. In my opinion black is the easiest color to raise with white being a close second. When your dealing with some feather patterns in many of the varieties it can be a challange, but definitely rewarding when you get it right! I've always loved the Columbian variety, Tom Roebuck has beautiful Columbians along with awesome Barreds!!

    Shari
     
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  10. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i have red, black and barred...
    but my favorite i don't have "yet" will be getting a pair in feb...

    Mille Fluer Cochins

    SSOOOO pretty... they're a project variety right now. there's a whole thread.. or 3 about them here in the genetics...
    here's the current thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=228613&p=1
     

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