What Color Cochin Would You Call This

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sugar Sand Farm, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I hatched out three standard cochins in my last hatch. These were from my own cochins. I have a blue hen, black hen and a white hen. The only rooster in with them is white, These chicks are a silver grey color with a yellow legs and belly. I watching to see if they change color but so far they are three weeks old and are still the same What color do you think they will be Here is a pic at one week
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  2. RedHead

    RedHead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know all too much about genetics, but I'd say the gray/yellow is splash? Better more recent pics might help the pros help you more, but that's my thesis on the color lol
    eta: the gray might be blue so idk, you might have yourself some blue or blue splash? Like I said though, I don't know much about genetics yet
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    thanks I don't think they are blue or splash I have blue in the same hatch and they are much darker I also have splash orps in there so I don't think they ae that either I will be watching to see how they develop they pretty much look the same right now know difference in color just size.lol
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    They are blues or splashes. My splash girl was yellow with the faintest tint of blue on her back. But yep blue or splash.
     
  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    You'll get

    Out of your White roo X White hen = White Chicks
    Out of your White roo X Blue hen =

    Pullets
    blue unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    Pullets:
    black unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    Cockerels:
    blue unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4

    Cockerels:
    black unicolor
    Ratio = 1/4 = 25%, minimum of animals to breed: 4


    Out of your White roo X Black hen =

    Phenotypes:
    Pullets:
    black unicolor
    Ratio = 1/2 = 50%, minimum of animals to breed: 2

    Cockerels:
    black unicolor
    Ratio = 1/2 = 50%, minimum of animals to breed: 2
     
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Thanks Batimna I didn't think they were splash. I have had splash cochin chicks and they were not like these. They are a definite silver with the yellow under belly, I also got some blues, whites. Hopeing for a blue rooster but so far all the blue chicks become blue barred then turn darker once they are mature. I have two right now one is a blue barred and the other is black barred.
     
  7. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    It could also depend on what other genetics that the white may be masking. I would give them time to start getting in a few feathers and repost. That white male could be hiding anything...
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:And undoubtedly is. Chances of getting a pure colour from breeding a white to a non-white is pretty unlikely--there will be patterns that may show up, as well as the incorrect number of melanizers, so chances of having red show up where it shouldn't, of not having dark enough black, or ... is pretty high. Also, the percentages are unreliable as you don't know whether the white carries 0, 1 or 2 copies of blue. Now, if you hatch enough chicks from crossing him to various colours, you will learn some of what he carries.
     
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    thanks Sorono I know what hes hiding His father was a show winning pure white cochin but he threw off blue and black barred chicks When my white cochin rooster was younger he had one or two blue barred feathrs on his side. They were gone when he first molted. I have another rooster from the same set of eggs and he is a brownish gold barred cochin. When he was a young cockerel he was blue then as he grew kept getting darker. I called the breeder to find out what color he was and he told me to cull him as he he had culled all the chicks he kept. I think hes amazing even if he is colored wierd.
     
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  10. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    The silver/yellow belly ones look like blues for sure.
     

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