What Color is this Bantam Cochin considered? - UPDATE Mystery solved

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ducks-R-Us, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    I hatched out this guy a couple months ago and he was supposed to be a partridge bantam cochin but he doesn't look at all like his sisters. Is this a mixed color?
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    wow neat color. not a partridge. I looked through my story's guide the closest it looked like the silver penciled but I think he is mixed color. I would be interesting to see what he looks like when he matures.
  3. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    Thanks, I emailed the gal I bought the eggs from on EBAY and will see what she says. I know she sells other colors of bantam cochins like black, white, golden laced, so maybe another roo got in with the partridge and this is what I ended up with. I hatched out 6 chicks with 5 being hens - this is my only rooster from that batch.
  4. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Quote:Wow, how lucky are you?!!! 5 hens and 1 roo [​IMG] I think he might be a mixed color also, but I thought he looked kind of like a columbian pattern, just too much black throughout his body. Still cute, but unfortunately not what you wanted, and I'm assuming you wouldn't want him mating with your girls? [​IMG]
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not know what his color is, but he sure is handsome. [​IMG]
  6. Ducks-R-Us

    Ducks-R-Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Dakota
    Actually, he is just fine whatever color he is - I only got these chickens hoping the hens go broody and hatch out duck eggs for me. They are great birds though, so tame - you can walk up and pick them up at any time without a squawk. This little Roo is the first one that hatched and my daughters favorite. I also hatched out a second group of these with the same results- 5 hens and 1 roo - that roo is a partridge.
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    its probably a mix of silver laced and something else
    hes a beauty though
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:I agree
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:I agree

    I agree

  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    THe difference between partridge and silver penciled is the silver/gold gene, so it is not that hard to get from one to the next. Mix in silver laced and you mess of the pattern. However, he look pure silver, not mixed, which means that mama was definitely silver and papa was either silver or golden (mixed), not gold.

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