what color are birchen cochin chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by maoreme, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my birchen cochin eggs hatched today and the chick turned out to be white with a grey line down it's back. i thought birchen cochin chicks are suppose to be black not white and grey.
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Quote:True Birchen will hatch solid black including breast no white what so ever.
    Extended black will hatch black with a white breast, when mating extended black x extended black you get all kinds of posibilities from the hatch.
    You can get a birchen apearance by crossing a silver hackled / saddle male over black hens, but it will take many generations to get this to breed corectly.
     
  3. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    i know there suppose to be black i got it's parent's when they were a day old and they were solid black and there other chicks that i hatched turned to be solid black but i dont understand why this chick is is white.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:each parent is carrying a single copy of the recessive white gene. And the chick inherited that copy from each of its parents.
     

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