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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dadsgirl, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    i have heard you can mate a black rooster cochin with a white hen cochin and get a blue cochin, is this true?? or does anyone know how i could come up with a blue cochin?

    thanks, angie
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Get a blue parent... White and black will create a cross color, unless the white is covering a blue gene.

    Its not like mixing paint...
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    Or come to my house and steal one out of the Cochin Coop!
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Cute and catchy phrase--but mine are as likely to lay under the sage bush, or more likely, to lay under the kids slide :O

    White turns OFF the expression of ALL pigment. Breeding black to white is unlikely to result in blue offspring. It is possible, but chances are pretty slim, and if it does happen, it is becauee of the specific set of colour genes the white carries that are hidden (turned OFF) by the white.

    The blue gene dilutes black pigment. One copy dilutes the black pigment to blue; two copies dilute further to splash: a lighter blue (or even white) base colour with irregular dark blue splashes throughout the plumage. The blue gene has little affect on red pigment.
  5. WiseChicks

    WiseChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Hudson, WI
    Quote:Drooooool!!! What did you say the address was for that Cochin Coop..........


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