Genetic/Color Experts--Please help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by isadream, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. isadream

    isadream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I was wondering what color this chick is. It is a cochin chick

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    Thanks!!
     
  2. isadream

    isadream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no one can tell me what color he/she is???


    Just a guess maybe?


    Thanks,
     
  3. blackclownfish16

    blackclownfish16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What color were the parents?
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a silver partridge...
     
  5. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I thought too.

    I have two Cochin chicks the exact same color that were thrown by Columbian parents. [​IMG]
    I'll get some pictures up later today for you - mine are 2 months old now, and both cockerels. [​IMG] They've been molting more and more of the partridge colored feathers out, and are getting more white feathers in.
     
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  6. isadream

    isadream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Ok great---I would LOVE to see pictures of them. So you may have answered what color the parents were too!! I do have a pair of columbian cochins but my birchens are in the pen too. So I don't know exactly where he/she came from.

    I cant wait to see pics!!
     
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  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    A true coloumbian shouldnt be that dard and have that much color and a silver partridge shouldnt be that light. To me it looks more like what you would get when you cross Columbians with laced or partridge birds.
     
  8. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep - I don't think it's genetically a "Silver Partridge" - it's silvery and partridgey-patterned though, so I'm throwing it around as a descriptive term! [​IMG]

    Here's one of mine at 5 weeks old (I couldn't find any earlier pictures):
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    ...and today, at 9 weeks old (a little dirty - it's really wet and rainy here today!):
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    I think they're going to be just stunning! I'm holding onto both of them, and keeping them in my bachelor pen. [​IMG]
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep The color kinda looks like the color of Silver Quail dAnver hens.
     
  10. isadream

    isadream Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for posting the pictures!! I guess this is a recessive color to the columbian color. I think mine is a girl but she is young yet so I cant be sure. Too bad you arent closer!!
     

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