What color am I?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ibradly, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. ibradly

    ibradly Chirping

    Sep 13, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Hello everyone. After a 10 yr hiatus of raising chickens I just picked up 4 little chicks from my local feed store on Tuesday. 3 Barred Rock pullets and 1 Frizzled Cochin bantum (st. run). These little girls are just as adorable as I remember. It's funny how easy it was to get back into it, I kept my brooder and incubator, so I could get into trouble if I'm not careful. [​IMG]

    My question is... What color do you think this little cochin is going to be? I just can't tell.

  2. momma-hen

    momma-hen Songster

    Jan 25, 2007
    He's adorable! i have no idea what color he will be. i love when they are fuzzy and little. i just wanted to say "Awwwww" [​IMG]
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Looks like a black cochin? I also noticed you have them on newspaper, that is really not good because they can get splayed legs. Don't mean to be in your business, but splayed legs suck.
  4. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    She might be a blue cochin. I have four blue cochins babies that are 9 days old already. Yours does seem a little bit darker, but I don't know if it's because of the lighting. Either way you have a beautiful babe!

  5. ibradly

    ibradly Chirping

    Sep 13, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Thank you for the replies. I'm leaning towards thinking this little guy/girl is a black cochin. The other chicks in the brooder at the feed store were white (yellow), so I'm thinking they got an order of white and black cochins in and I got the last little black one. I'll definitely come back and update this post when (s)he gets older.

    Regarding the news paper... It was just temporary as I used up all my paper towels lining the rest of the brooder. :| I made sure it wasn't the "slippery/smooth" type. But you're right; I went to cost-co and bought a 2-year supply of paper towels so they should be good to go now. [​IMG] I'm just too excited to have chickens again, I love these little guys! Glad I found this community board.
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have a few of these and I think he/she will be black.[​IMG]
  7. nu2chixinmo

    nu2chixinmo In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2007
    Sturgeon, MO
    AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW That one looks like the two that I got from Mypetchicken. I got the bantam assortment, so still not really sure of what I got, did get some great ideas of what I got from the chicken lovers on here tho'!!!!
    Have fun with em:D

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