I have a lovely, lovely breeding pair of adolescent Cochins (not bantams). The roo is black and the hen is blue. They're being amazingly gentle and helpful parents to all of my turkey babies but that's another story. Anyway, since getting these Cochins I've just been head over heels in love with them and the male is so magnificent that I've been thinking about showing. But now he's starting to show some red tips on his feathers. Is this normal, allowed for the standards or is he just a nice bird? You should see him protecting those newly hatched turkey babies under that massive feathering on his feet! Remember that he's not quite four months old in this pic.