Odd colored bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OF65, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. OF65

    OF65 Chirping

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    8 weeks old now. One of the chicks I go from ideal. I think he is about a 1/3 smaller that the others. Slow to feather but look at the coloration!! Is he a Cochin? Seems like he has hard feathers.
     

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  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Looks like a mottled bantam cochin
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Mottled Cochin cockerel. Color should even out more after the next molt.
     
  4. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    x2 on the molted cochin, It also looks like something's picking on him and the other chick in the picture, Plucking out all of it's back feathers..
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Agree, Mottled Cochin bantam. :) He's very young still, give him time to grow into his feathers. ;)

    ~Alex
     
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Mottled Cochin. Looks like he's been picked on?
     
  7. OF65

    OF65 Chirping

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    Not sure what is going on with the feather plucking. I have some raunchy roosters , crowing and even trying to mate or is it rape? They are all 8 weeks old. I am fixing to have fryers!!
     
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  8. OF65

    OF65 Chirping

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    Thank you for your replies. I had never heard of mottled Cochins
     
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  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    This is George, my blue mottled. Mottling is a gene that can be carried, but not always show, unless they receive a copy from both parents. So your guy may feather out all dark, but he is at least a carrier.
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  10. OF65

    OF65 Chirping

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    Thank you, I was hoping someone would respond with genetics. I also have a solid black Cochin, except for a white wing feather on each wing. If I keep the mottled which is very black , I have , partridge, gold laced, silver laced, black, white, and buff females. But maybe I should ask what colors or pattern were used to create the mottled?
     
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