What color will this chick be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Ellie, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I have a Golden Laced Cochin male and a black cochin female? What will the chick grow up to look like? I mean, can it have lacing like the male?

    One of these is the father


    Here is the chick. This is the hen who sat and hatched out the chick but is NOT the mama. (She just went broody and I put the eggs under her)


    This is what the Mom looks like


  2. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2011
    SE Wisconsin
    I have no clue how to answer your questions (new to chicken raising) but OMG! I just love that mom and baby picture... makes me want more baby chicks, the girls just grew up so fast (still love 'em but love the babies too!)
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Chicks should grow out to be Black, Males should have some Gold in there neck and maybe in there wings.
    There shouldn't be any lacing.

  4. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Thanks "its". I love the babies too. They are so precious. Well, thanks, Chris. Maybe then I can tell which is a boy, faster!
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    It's a boy. His size and stance plus the noticeable comb give it away.
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    When I crossed solid with laced in wyandottes the males were mostly solid with some brassyness in the hackle and wing bow, the hens had a smidge of color around the top of the neck. If you mate this chick back to a gold laced you should get better laced males and females with some poor mossy lacing.

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