Silver Penciled Cochin Bantams question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AuberyMirkwood, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are Silver Penciled Cochin Bantams sex linked? I ordered a bantam assortment and now they are four weeks old. The chicks that I think are Silver Penciled looked the same only two had "dark heads" and two had "light heads.

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    IMG-20110806-00075 by AuberyMirkwood, on Flickr

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    IMG-20110806-00074 by AuberyMirkwood, on Flickr

    They are now feathering out the exact same colors and patterns only the darks seem to be girls and the lights seem to be boys.

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    Mmmm by AuberyMirkwood, on Flickr

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    What did you say? by AuberyMirkwood, on Flickr


    Opinions?
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  2. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Lazarus718

    Lazarus718 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the thread died on you but I'd be interested in finding out as well. From what I can tell the breed is not very common but I'll post a pic of mine that I just recently found out about. She was in a mixed assortment of bantams and one of the other members on the site was able to tell me what she was. Here's Shelby:

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    I'm guessing she would be classified in your "dark" variety and I am hoping that those ones turned out to be girls!
     

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