Cochin colors

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

  1. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    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!
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009

    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

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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
    and a white
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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

  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I like my barreds.

  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    NICE birds People :)
  9. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2007
    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!!

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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

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