What color might my bantam Cochin be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Appaloosa Hill Farm, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone care to take a stab at it? What color do you think s/he'll be? ETA: 2-3 weeks old.

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  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Green!! [​IMG] if you dye it!!! [​IMG]

    I couldn't resist!!
     
  3. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Hey, my kiddos each got a dyed chick for Easter from relatives...green would fit right in with the blue chick and pink chick wandering around the brooder....
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Black, possibly blue, possibly mottle. What colour are the parents?
     
  5. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like Mottled.
     
  6. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your replies! I would so love a mottled! I'm unaware of her/his parentage as s/he came from the bantam bin at my local TSC.
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mottled.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mottle or mottle carrier... see the black dot on top of the head..
     
  9. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like mottled it is! Thank you all for your help. Now...the wait is on to see what gender it is. Either is just fine with me, I think cochin roos are just beautiful! Is it advisable to breed a bird that came from a hatchery? I know that often they aren't the best specimens of the breed. I would love to have a girlfriend or two for him (if a roo) or a boyfriend for her (if a pullet), but don't want to continue a bad type or characteristic. Probably just a wait-and-see kind of situation, huh?
     
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
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    Well, I plan to breed my hatchery bantam cochins. They're beautiful to me, and lots of people around me want them. No one in my little corner of the boondocks has or cares about show chickens. I will always be sure to tell people that they are just hatchery quality, so no one gets the idea that they're marvelous specimens.
     

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