Is this cochin Lemon Blue?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenpiedpiper, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Songster

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    Hello, I picked up this beauty at a swap, and love his coloring! She said it was a Blue/Red Cochin, well, he is that! But I cant find any other reference to this color, and want to know more about it, and what I should breed him to to produce more!

    I am sorry the pics are all of his backside, but he realized I was following him and wouldnt let me get close! He is an even orangey red on the head and neck and chest, but all his under parts and tail are a lovely soft dove blue! not grey, but very blue! I believe he is going to be a rooster, for which I am glad, easier to spread the genetics around! So who would you cross him with, Blues? Reds? I have a couple blue laced red wyandottes, maybe I should develope a blue laced red cochin? Please give me your suggestions?

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    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  2. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Songster

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No idea, but I would guess a cross between a blue and a buff. Beautiful though!
     
  4. ekemily

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    dunno, but he's beautiful!
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The coloring is what people are selling as "Lemon Blue". Mostly it's a cross between a buff bird and a blue bird, but a true lemon blue coloration is I "believe" made from brown red and not buff.
     
  6. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Songster

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    lemon blue coloring!
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Yup, So Its a lemon blue but not a true lemon blue :)
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Yes, but calling it "lemon blue" is somewhat misleading to the person purchasing birds. Why not call it Buff Blue instead of "Lemon blue"?
     
  9. chickenpiedpiper

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    Quote:Lemon blue! well allright!! I have been on a waiting list for almost a year for lemon blues!

    BUT, what do you mean by "brown red, and not buff?' Since this was a color I have been trying to get, how do I improve it to a true lemon, rather than this orange blue? Not that he isnt pretty! but yellow and blue would be traffic stopping.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I personally do not know much about the breeding of it, but know that brown-red birds are supposed to be used to get the proper coloration.

    I believe RAREROO and Chris09 would know the specifics of it.
     

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