I just came home with some bantam Cochin chicks and a silkie, I dont know if the cochins are black or mottled, do any of you fellow chicken keepers know? Also I was wondering if my silkie chick was a boy or girl, and tips and how to tell.
The Cochins do have white on their feet too. Does that mean anything?Black cochins, they just start out with some white as chicks! White sillies can be a tad "tan" as chicks, but if it's all-over Orpington-type buff in person, it probably is a buff! The feet feathers can sometimes be easier to help distinguish color, in my experience