Coloration Help?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KelseyCochin, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. KelseyCochin

    KelseyCochin Chirping

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    FA2220D9-9225-4B06-B0F9-730CC59C36E8.jpeg BB1806B7-A7F8-46B4-AFC9-9A81753B4591.jpeg 79C1C33B-CE7B-40F8-89C8-9B3D5CEEC001.jpeg 31D1CBD9-875A-4275-A723-390DD8BDBFBF.jpeg Help me figure out what the standard names of these Cochins would be? Sorry for the red tint from their heat lamps. Yes, I use hear lamps. I’m a long-time reptile keeper. I stand by the lamp. No lectures, please!
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Can you turn them off for pictures please.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Natural lighting photos please. And those birds are feathered in, they are long past needing heat lamps.
     
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  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Lol very true. Mine that age have been outside for weeks. Yes, it's cold here.
     
  5. KelseyCochin

    KelseyCochin Chirping

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    I will take better pics later. It’s been about 19 degrees here, and there’s snow everywhere, so I’m hesitant to lose the lamps.
     
  6. KelseyCochin

    KelseyCochin Chirping

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    I’m so paranoid because many of my friends have lost birds to the cold recently.
     
  7. Welshies

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    Really? I doubt your friends have lost birds to the cold. 19 is not that cold (no offense- I understand cold is relative!)
    My birds are alive and thriving with no heat (well, my adults) in MINUS 50 (yes, five zero) degrees Farehneit.
     
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  8. SunHwaKwon

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    Yeah it's been single digits at night here and they have been fine.

    When we go from a warm house to outside we put on a coat which helps make the temperature change not be such a shock. The birds don't have that option and will acclimate to the temps better if they aren't going from a very warm area out into the cold.
     
  9. junebuggena

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    I've had 5 week old chicks outside without heat during a 17F cold snap. It wasn't supposed to get that cold, but it did. The chicks were just fine. As long as they have a shelter so they can get out of the wind, they don't need extra heat.
     

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