Just wondering if anyone can tell me what I have

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DruT54, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. DruT54

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    Last year I bought a couple of Australorp Hens and some Cochins. The Cochin roo bred with the hens and I hatched out some eggs. Today 2 of my new little pullets laid me the prettiest blue-green eggs. Moms lay brown so I am wondering if anyone has an idea of what genetics they may have. Also, one of my little Cochin girls hatched out a very pretty splash Cochin roo.
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    pictures please! [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. DruT54

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    Moms[​IMG]

    Dad[​IMG]dad and Cochin mom
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  5. DruT54

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    I posted some, thx, hope they help D
     
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    Done, thanks :D
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Side profile of the roo's comb? From that angle it kind of looks like a possible pea comb.

    Does his comb look different from the usual single blade of comb with several spikes, more like maybe a chewed up bubblegum? Sorry for the visual but it's just the best way I can describe a common look of pea comb mixed with single comb lol...

    I ask this because if they are combined in a line of chickens, the pea and gene for blue/green eggs are very closely linked together and inherit together "99%" of the time. If he has pea comb, then he is really mostly cochin with a dash of either easter egger or Araucana blood, you won;t ever really know unless whoever did the first cross tells you..

    This also means if the rooster IS pea combed and is not pure for it- throwing both pea combed and single combed(thats the regular type of comb like on a leghorn or a purebred cochin) offspring you can tell right away which pullet is going to give you blue/green eggs(the pea combed ones) or brown eggs(the single combed ones)


    In the offspring it seems like the black and the white/black spotted one have pea combs. So probably this is what is actually going on- you have cochins with a dash of araucana/EE blood... if you know which ones lay the green/blue eggs check their combs.

    by the way if this is not clear by now, either parent can pass on the pea comb/blue-green egg gene.
     
  8. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    A favor- a full body pic of the black/white spotted one on the far right? The color pattern seems extremely unusual.... is he red and white instead of black and white?
     
  9. DruT54

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    Thanks for that information. Actually, I looked more closely, the roo does have a comb that looks like a wad of bubblegum the Mother Aussie and Father Cochin made an all black roo with a comb that looks like a wad of bubble gum also. He has a wonderful personality too.
     
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    Here is a picture of the spotted one if this is the one you mean. He actually got a little more of the golden red in his saddle feathers and on his neck. I gave him and his brother who looks just like their dad to a friend with 50 hens so I don't have a more recent picture, but I'm pretty sure he's a happy roo :D The mother Cochin has a little red on her neck also and she is quite broody so I'll probably let her set some eggs in the spring. [​IMG]
     

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