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Could this be Porcelian Cochins?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bantimna, May 12, 2010.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I got these pics from a bantam Cochin breeder. They look porcelianish, but I'm not sure. He said they are lavendar.
    These are not my birds.
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Lavenders should not have any buff or brown in their feathers. It is possible it may have porcelain colors in them!
     
  3. bacres

    bacres Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    They look more Isobel than Porceling because of the lack of the Millie Fluer coloring. The Rooster looks Isobel and the Hen looks more Lavender. More pictures from different angles would be appriciated. Nice Type though....
     
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Hens are lavender. Roo carries two lavender genes. The straw color in his saddle is buff diluted by lavender, or isabel. In any breed other than Silkies, porcelain requires the mille fleur pattern
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They aren't isabel, as isabel should be mostly unicoloured, not showing the lavender--think of a pure buff with no black whatsoever, then dilute that colour with two doses of lavender.

    THey are definitely on the way to being porcelain, but appear to lack the mottling. I don't know that there is a name for the variety as they are; it is about what porcelain silkies are, though. I would guess that they are offspring from a project--very pretty birds in my opinion. Breed to mottled cochins, then breed the offspring together and you should get some true porcelains.
     
  6. bacres

    bacres Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    Add a mottled!!! They will make pretty babies! [​IMG]
     
  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    How exicting!!! I'll contact the breeder for more pics!!!. What should the ideal mottled cochin look like, to breed to these?
     
  8. bacres

    bacres Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    East Pennsylvania
    I think you would use a Black Mottled. Look for nice type and even mottling.
     
  9. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Quote:Right, but can you call that specific patch of straw isabel? I know you can't call the whole bird isabel, but you can't call him lavender either.
     
  10. CrazyWestTexasFarmGirl

    CrazyWestTexasFarmGirl In the Brooder

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    wow... hes sure pretty though. I would love to have some in the color when I eventually get a flock going.
     

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