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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken head34, Aug 6, 2010.
Hi, Whats the difference between a self blue cochin and a blue cochin???
Self coloring (as in Self Blue)
A single uniform color throughout the plumage, as in Black and White varieties.
Blue has a thin line of lacing...
Here is a link to a post I did that has some pictures of Blue and Self Blue.. Should be about half way down in the first post
Self-blue (AKA lavender) is a completely different color that will breed true. It shows as even very pale blueish-grey. Blue- which is from the andalusian color- will not breed tru- you will get blue, black & splash from a breeding of 2 blues. Blue should also show lacing, and usually the blue birds are darker at the top. Some almost black.
Lavender bantam cochins are widely available, but still need work on type. Many I have seen still closely resemble d'uccles- not nearly as "round" as they should be. LF lavender cochins are still in the project stages in the US.
Blue (BBS) are fairly common now- but still quite desireable.