Lemon Blue Cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bumpershoot, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. bumpershoot

    bumpershoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    The couple of pictures that I have seen posted of the Lemon Blue Cochins have stuck me as a very pretty color combination. I am new to birds and was wondering what the make-up of this variety is. Blue as a recessive and Buff as dominant? Anyway, I'd be interested in learning more.
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any pictures?.
    Birds which are homozygous ig//ig (cream) are sometimes called lemon.
    Blue as in andalusian blue is incompletely dominant. Buff is a combination.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Dominant & recessive are only in relationship of the different alleles for the same gene--these terms do not apply to the relationship between entirely separate genes.

    Di, ig & Cb are genes that dilute red pigment. Not sure which one is used (or more commonly used) for lemon blue.
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Here are picture of my frizzle lemon blue cochin project. The hen is a little rough from being in the breeding pen and setting.
  5. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2008
    Temple, ME
    Quote:This little guy is a lemon blue frizzle cockerel - he's Fred the Second [​IMG]


    This is one of my flat feathered hens who just moved to Connecticut.


    I have flat feathered lemon blues but they are younger chicks and their hackle color is not showing much yet.
  6. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2010
    Does anyone know if Lemon Blue is an acceptable color for the shows? I want to show my pullet that I think is a Lemon Blue but I'm not sure if that is a color accepted by the judges. Would she be disqualified?
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:You can show even un-recogonized varieties within a breed. The bird cannot compete beyond best of variety though. this is what often stirs more interest in a variety and will lead to enough breeders working with them and seeking APA ABA acceptance so that they can be recognized. So long as you have good cochin size and type go for it, and get more flks interested.
  8. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2010
    Just for clarification... Lemon Blue is not what people post with a buff bird with a blue tail, that is simply a cross color. Lemon Blue as far as the standard goes is Blue bodied/tailed bird with lemon hackles; and wing bow, back, and saddle of male. they are a Crow-winged variety like Birchen, Brown Red, and Silver Blue. Just for clarification [​IMG]
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009

    Quote:None of them are used Sonoran...Blue does the Pheomelanin Diluting all by itself....[​IMG] helped by the E^R allele ofcourse...
  10. OSUman


    Apr 17, 2009
    Central Illinois
    Lemon blue Cochins is, blue patteren Gold Necked/ Birchen.
    This is what the coloring should look like.

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