What color beak on Bantam Cochins?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by promiselandfarm5, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend that has a chick with a black beak. She would like to know what the standard color is on a Cochin's beak. She has show Cochin's in the past, but has never had an off color beak.


    Please Help....[​IMG]

    Thanks so much
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    What colour Cochin? Beak colour varies with variety.
     
  3. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the chick with the black beak is some sort of Mille/Calico. She has both the parents and they both have yellow beaks.
     
  4. NYREDS

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    Sorry, "sort of Mille/Calico" isn't a variety in the Standard. Can't help you.
     
  5. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay......

    What colors CAN a Cochin's beak be?
     
  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Beaks are either yellow or black.
    Not sure how to help though. I have my first cochins now, Silver laced and 3 Millies all millies have yellow and the SL have black beaks.
     
  7. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    If and when Mille Fleur is ever recognized as a variety for Cochins, it should follow the SOP as in other breeds. At least that is what they are trying to accomplish at the current time. But recognition is still several years away. For most other breeds, the beak color in Miller Fleur is "Horn with slightly gray shading".
    For most all other (Bantam) Cochin varieties, the SOP beak color is "Swarthy Yellow". A couple exceptions to this are:

    Black Tailed Red - Reddish Horn
    Buff - Yellow
    Partridge - Horn, shading to yellow at point
    Red - Reddish horn
    White - Yellow

    There are no (Cochin) varieties where the beak should be black.

    In judging, the color of the beak is only 1 point out of 100. IMHO, the focus should be type, type, type!!!
     
  8. oscars chooks

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    Gererally, if a chicken is a lighter colour (white,buff etc.) they will have a plain white beak...
    If they are splash,cuckoo,mille fluer etc. they will have a patchy or black/grey beak...
    If they are black,blue etc. they will have a black/grey beak

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  9. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    These are all the beak colors listed in the SOP for all recognized varieties of Bantam Cochins - there are no black or white beaks:

    Barred - Swarthy yellow
    Birchen - Swarthy yellow
    Black - Swarthy yellow
    Black Tailed Red - Reddish horn
    Blue - Swarthy yellow
    Brown Red - Swarthy yellow
    Buff - Yellow
    Buff Columbian - Swarthy yellow
    Columbian - Swarthy yellow
    Golden Laced - Swarthy yellow
    Lemon Blue - Swarthy yellow
    Mottled - Swarthy yellow
    Partridge - Horn, shading to yellow at point
    Red - Reddish horn
    Silver Laced - Swarthy yellow
    Silver Penciled - Swarthy yellow
    White - Yellow
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Beak color as of APA SoP 2001 for Large Fowl Cochin.

    Buff - Yellow
    Partridge - Dark Horn, shaded to Yellow at point
    White - Yellow
    Black - Yellow, shaded with Black
    Silver Laced - Dark Horn, shaded to Yellow at point
    Golden Laced - Dark Horn, shaded to Yellow at point
    Blue - Yellow, shaded with Black
    Brown - Horn
    Barred - Yellow


    Chris
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011

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