OOOOPS HELP, am I BACKWARDS??? Blue Cochin chick vs Lt. Brahma

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Carpe DiHen, May 14, 2010.

  1. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered (among other breeds) a Light Brahma and Blue Cochin from MPC. I sorted out these two feather footed chicks by looking at chick pictures on line. BUT, the one I thought was a Cochin did not segregate to a color pattern that made sense for a Blue Cochin chick (not blue, not black , not splash). So today I thought, am I backwards???

    #1)This I thought was a cochin (but what? from a blue cochin cross), but is this a light brahma?
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    #2)This I thought was a light brahma, but is this a splash cochin??
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    Who is who??

    #2 is very sweet and make song bird noices if that helps? They are 4.75 weeks old.
     
  2. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

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    I do think you are backwards. #1 looks more Brahma to me and #2 cochin. I have had both.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The first is definitely a light brahma (see the pea comb?) THe latter does not have sufficient foot feathering for a cochin, but if its a hatchery bird this might be expected. What kind of comb does the pale blue chick have? Could be splash, lavender or an extremely light blue; from a hatchery, best guess is splash.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    My question would be what is MPC crossing to get green leg on a Cochin? Light Brahma and Cochin should have yellow legs and the bird in the second picture looks to have green...

    Chris
     
  5. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here is a picture of the comb on the pale blue chick:
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