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What color are these pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skysky43, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. skysky43

    skysky43 In the Brooder

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    This summer I bought 8 cochin pullets from a local breeder, while I was able to identify the colors of the majority of them. I am still stumped on these three. She had a giant selection of colors running together and had been letting them breed freely for around six years. Any ideas on colors or what genes make up these lovely ladies?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     

  2. skysky43

    skysky43 In the Brooder

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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Could you get pictures with better lighting? I can't tell if the feathers are black and white or if the lighting is causing them to look that way.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    If she's had different varieties crossbreeding for years, it's likely that none are recognized colors/varieties any longer.
     
  6. skysky43

    skysky43 In the Brooder

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    As a base color they seem more lemon and salmon colored (so maybe buff?), I'll take some better pictures once I get home. All three of them are incompletely laced though. That much I do know. I do have this picture I took of one of them the other night. Maybe it will help. Thank you!
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Don't even look like pure cochins to me. Not enough leg feathering and to much tail.
     

  8. skysky43

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    I'm aware of that. :) I was just wondering what genetics made them up. Its more curiosity than anything.
     
  9. skysky43

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    I was thinking the same thing. They are a far cry from the cochins my Mottleds and milles are.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Absolutely no way to know what genes have been inherited. They are silver base color, that's about all that can be known with any certainty.
     

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