What colors do you think my chicks will be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rhandi74, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Rhandi74

    Rhandi74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochin hen went broody and I just let her hatch out the eggs that were under her. All the chicks are 23-26 days old. They are all 1/2 cochin because my rooster is an LF cochin. The hens that were laying at the time were 2 white rocks, a lavender Orpington, and my LF cochin. I thought it would be neat if I could get guesses on their colors.

    Here is my chicks

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    Cole
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    Snow White
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    Maybaline
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    All of them together
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    My rooster and hens
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    [​IMG]The RSL's in the pic did not start laying until after the chicks hatched.
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    Sorry if I did not post in the right section. I was just not sure where this post would fit best.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What a cute group of chicks!

    The hard part about mixing white Rocks with other breeds is, the white they have is dominant, meaning it covers all the other colors the bird may be carrying. Those Rocks could have a variety of colors under that white, that will come out now. You're going to get a surprise group of birds!
     
  3. Rhandi74

    Rhandi74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I like surprises!!!
     

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