- Aug 12, 2008
I have 12 5½-week-old cochin chicks, hatched from eggs that I purchased from a local breeder. The parents were a black roo over a blue hen, so I expected to get only black or blue chicks. As luck would have it... Of the 12 eggs that hatched, only one chick is blue and most are black or mostly black. However, 3 of the chicks had some reddish color mixed in the black when they were first hatched, which has since turned to a beautiful gold coloring around their heads and necks. I'm wondering if these chicks are considered partridge cochins, or some other variety... like perhaps gold-laced?