Red Cochin (bantam) as chick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lotje, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Lotje

    Lotje In the Brooder

    Hope I'm posting this question in the right sub forum...

    Does anyone know what a red Cochin (bantam) looks like when it's +/- 5 weeks old? Are they supposed to be really red? I think I might have one, but I'm not sure, maybe he's too pale.
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    picture will help

  3. Lotje

    Lotje In the Brooder

    Here it is:

    Compared to my buff chicks:
  4. Here's ours, I was told it could be a bad red or bad dark buff. The color is not to standard, she was around 2mo. in pic. I like her, anyway sweet bird. I have a lil buddy for her same color.[​IMG] hope that helps.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2009
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    That's a red cochin- looks fine to me. I have BBS the same age and they are a little lighter than the adults. Gotta love the cochins!
  6. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Heres mine he's a little bit older than three months more like 4 (excuse the seramas)

  7. Lotje

    Lotje In the Brooder

    @ Chicky Mama: she's cute! Please do post a picture when she gets older! [​IMG]

    Quote:But his dad is buff and his mother is red. So can he technically, be red? Or will he just be very dark buff?

    Quote:Serama's excused! [​IMG] He's handsome! I think mine will turn out pretty much the same. [​IMG]

    Edit: a recent picture of the little dude, 6 weeks old:
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2009
  8. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Wow!! What a beautiful picture. I am so jealous of everyone with these great cameras... mine's a 12 mp piece of $%^&!!! I can't get a clear pic for anything!
  9. IzzyMom

    IzzyMom Songster

    May 17, 2012
    New Mexico
    Thank you so much for posting this picture!! We have a chick that was raised with silkie bantams, but was obviously NOT a silkie :) So glad to know WHAT she is now - and it was your picture that sealed the deal. Thank you!

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