I have a few blue cochins I am breeding. I was reading that if there are any red feathers that show up on offspring, they should not be used in the breeding program. And I totally agree. I have two offspring of my blue cochins that are now 5 months old. They are cockerals. One has very dark and beautiful lacing, a stunning bird, the brother is much lighter, with not very deeply coloured lacing, he began to show red feathers on his wings. Not one to keep for breeding I know that. What I need to know is, will any offspring from my blues that are splash or black coloured, show red feathers on their wings as they age, or is this significant only to the colour of blue. I really need an answer, as I need to know. I have done some studying on this, so I am not being lazy, but just don't quite understand about these red feathers. Where does this red feather thing come from? How can it be prevented from showing up again. Have that most wonderful day, CynthiaM.