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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bhchickens, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. bhchickens

    bhchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][/IMG] I am pretty positive this chick is a Cochin bantam but I have no idea what color. I originally thought it was black but it now has white feathers coming in. What color do you think it is?
     
  2. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it might be a mottled cochin bantam. Where did you get it- did it come from a hatchery? If you know which, it helps because we can cross reference their available selection.
     
  3. bhchickens

    bhchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    i got it out of the Tractor supply bantam bin
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be a black Cochin. The first few primaries of black breeds can come in white, but are molted out as the bird matures.
     
  5. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not quite sure on hatchery then! I think they get them from different hatcheries, depending on the store.

    My guess would be mottled- they have that yellow/white with black backs look to them, as well as he speckles around the eyes and face. There's an outside chance it could be black, as they sometimes get a few white primaries, but they don't tend to have that much white down, as a rule.

    Here's my mottled cochin bantam chick, for reference. She's a week old in the photo below.

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    Her feathers are coming in just like your chick's are- black primaries over white primaries at the edge.
     

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