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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pbjmaker, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Will the first wing feathers that grow in indicate what color the chick is going to be as in blue vs. splash?

    The very pale cochin that hatched last Thursday has white wing feathers coming in. I figured if he was blue they would be more of a pale grey...
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008

  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:i'd say that'd be a splash then right? My button quail is a pied/splash, and he's got lil white feathers pokin thru ![​IMG]
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Ok here is a picture of the chick I am wondering about...

    and here are her [​IMG] wing feathers that are coming in:


    I am still learning about this whole blue/black/splash thing so any information would be helpful.

    Also here is one of the cochins I hatched. She is a round little chunk but I'm guessing she is definately going to frizzle [​IMG] Also - does the dot on her head always indicate barring?


  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sometimes it can be tricky though since adult feathers don't always correspond to chick colors/markings. Baby RIR's baby/teen feathers have white and black stripes but they grow up red for example. The ones I had like your first one turned up splashes or just a very light lavender.
  5. Oh! So cute! The first one does look more splash-y now.
    The 2nd one looks like it is barring [​IMG]
    I doubt it will be clear barring, but it should be a cutie.
    I've always wanted a frizzled barred bird [​IMG]

  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    She came from you! So where would she get her barring??? [​IMG] This is the "bold one" who tried to befriend my D'uccles. Her name is "Jet Li"...

    Notice how I am speaking in all positives about pullets [​IMG]

    The first one comes from goldensunriseranch and should be smooth.
  7. Hi!
    She got the barring from her daddy.
    The roo in with the Frizzle girls is (and this is a mouthful) lemon blue with the barring gene.
    Here he is:


    I traded some Japanese for some mottled Cochins and was bemoaning the fact that I didn't have a decent blue roo to put with my blue / black Frizz Cochin girls.
    The guy I was trading with dropped him off here the next day. I have no idea what he came from.

    I hope they are both girls [​IMG]


  8. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Hey PBJ--I think I have two cousins of your little Jet Li! Dipsey sent me some from the same Roo daddy.




    Lucky has the white spot on her head, too. They are such teeny chunkies!

    Love them! [​IMG]

    How will I know if and when they'll show frizzle tendencies??
  9. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I'm not sure - but this guy/gal has feathers that almost straight out from his sides now, so I am pretty sure s/he will frizzle. He cracks me up because s/he has a very short body compared to everyone else and is VERY chunky. Looks like a nugget. Then those wings just shoot out to the side. It is even more prominent today.
    4 of the 8 chicks from Lisa have that white spot.

    Lisa- If any of them bar well- maybe I will have to send you back some eggs next spring!
    Their daddy is gorgeous BTW!
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2008
  10. Hi! Looking at the pic, it's pretty safe to say Jet Li is frizzled.
    Can't tell about Crusty and Lucky, tho.
    They'd all be siblings or half-siblings.
    I'll be looking forward to seeing how Jet feathers out.


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