What color is this Cochin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Celizwalsh, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Celizwalsh

    Celizwalsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    This girl was the lead hen in our first flock. I named her Honey thinking she was going to be a light golden brown color because I ordered a buff cochin. Once she was full grown this is what she looked like. Do buffs occasionally throw whites or was this just an accident on the hatchery's part? and what color is this considered?
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  2. chickenkeeper13

    chickenkeeper13 Out Of The Brooder

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    This color is white. To me, it looks like the hatchery made a mistake on your order. Other than the color they are the same though.
     
  3. Celizwalsh

    Celizwalsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks [​IMG] I figured she was white but I wasn't sure because she had the black tail feathers
     
  4. BorderBrigade

    BorderBrigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she is a full cochin? i can't see her feet and legs from the picture but she does have black feathers in her tail as well so i wouldn't call her white either. The hatchery's arent known for producing good coloring in their birds.
     
  5. BorderBrigade

    BorderBrigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can see my breeder quality white cock bird in my avatar that i use for breeding. There shouldnt be a feather of any color but white.
     
  6. Celizwalsh

    Celizwalsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am fairly sure she was a full cochin. I ordered 3 cochins that spring - 1 buff and 2 blue. after they were full grown I got this white girl, a black one, and a blue one. But of course they could have messed up at the hatchery.

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    Here is another picture of her where you can see her feet

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    and this is a picture of the blue hen I got ... unfortunately I don't have one of the black hen
     

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