Still a buff cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by prin23, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. prin23

    prin23 Just Hatched

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    One of my little chicks is starting to grow pretty flecks of dark grey on his/her wing feathers. Is this coloring still buff cochin? S/he was also the only chick in the bin at the feed store with a dark spot on his/her head.

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    S/he is the smaller one in this photo.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Chick wing feathers change as they grow and molt out. I haven't had a buff feather with lacing on the wings. It's possible it's a red. You are just going to have wait a bit longer to see how they come in before figuring out it's color.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatcheries sometimes get colors mixed up and they also usually don't breed to standard so off colored birds are common. Also like stated above coloring can change in time with their first couple molts. Just have to wait it out.
     
  4. AlishaRichard

    AlishaRichard Just Hatched

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    Looks like a Buff Bahama to me.
     
  5. prin23

    prin23 Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone! I guess I just have to be patient and find out. I'm learning that patience is a fairly important thing to have when raising chickens haha! I've raised pigeons for years and I feel like there are no surprises with them anymore. I know this chicky will be beautiful no matter what [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    at 6-8 weeks of age when they are fully feathered out, their breed & gender should be more obvious.
     

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