Cochins!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Angry Hen, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

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    Dirigo! (Maine).
    Hello,

    Have you ever wondered?

    I have three blue Cochin's.

    I think it is funny how one is white\blue,
    one is all blue and one is black and their the same breed.

    If a white Cochin hen and rooster breed,
    is it possible to be all blue or black?

    I always think of that. [​IMG]

    -The Angry Hen
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cochins come in almost all color- they can even be barred like a barred rock. I don't know anything about the color genetics behind them but, if you post your question at "What breed or gender is this." Someone will be likely to explain it for you.
     
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  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Overrun With Chickens

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    A little late to reply, but I think the info's relevant, if you're still interested:

    If they were all sold as blue, then your white is actually "splash" or true blue. Your "blue" blue is a combination of the two.
    Splash = (bb).
    Black = (B/B)
    Blue = (B/b).

    If you breed a black and a splash together, you'll get 100% B/b.

    Breed a splash and a blue, you'll get 50% B/b and 50% b/b

    Breed a black and a blue, you'll get 50% B/B and 50% B/b.

    But if you breed splash and splash, you'll get 100% b/b
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Overrun With Chickens

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    My blue

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    My splash, who has only two dark feathers.

    And I'm sure you know what a black chicken looks like.
     
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  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

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    Thank you for the helpful info, @sylviethecochin! Ha ha, late is alright! I find your info very helpful and I now understand it clearly. Thank you!
     
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  6. a74aggie

    a74aggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first cochin does not sound like a normal chicken. Sounds like laryngitis. Is that normal in a cochin?
     
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  7. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

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    Not sure if I can be much help, and this may sound weird, by any chance does she sound as if she were laughing? I have one that sounds like a deep laugh.
     
  8. a74aggie

    a74aggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a laugh, it sounds like a laryngitis cry. I recorded it. Can't upload it here. Will try to PM it to you.
     
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  9. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Flock Master

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    Ah, I see. Okay, sounds good!
     

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