Colour? Standard cochin...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Godiva, May 15, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Songster

    May 17, 2007
    One of my three week + chicks is the most lovely blue colour with what looks like barring. A lot of my other cochins are black and white barring but this little one looks like 'she' may be a barred blue? IS this possible or is it just a passing stage on her way to a more solid colour. I have a few pics for you to look at and pass comment on. I have to say that I am totally in love with this batch of cochins from Floridachicks!!
    Here is this sweetie in the sun

    A top view

    Another shot

    'Her' wing spread out a bit

    So tell me what you think, I have never had this colour or any of the other variations before so this is new to me.
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I know nothing about colors or cochins but that is one pretty baby!!!! [​IMG]
  4. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    First question: Does the breeder have barred and blue? If so it could be a blue barred.
    If they dont have one of the colors, it is a throwback. We got a chick that had barred wings when its first feathers came in, then she molted out to be black. She came from our whites, so anything is possible.
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    It most likely is a blue barred. Floridachick sells hatching eggs from a mixed group of colors. All are cochins but i believe they are blue, black, barred, and white. (sorry if I am giving wrong info). Anyway, I believe the barring is dominant. I also got some eggs from her and every chick came out either black barred or blue barred. I did not get any solid colors. Hope this helps.
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Barred cochin
  7. Godiva

    Godiva Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Thanks guys, yes, you are right on the colours that Florida Chicks has. I seem to have a few blacks, black barred and now this blue barred. I do have another dark blue that doesn't seem to be barred.... whatever, it is really pretty!
  8. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    She sure is beautiful. I have 2 Blue Cochins but they are only 4 days old today and they are so pretty. I love all my fuzzybutts.[​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya

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