What colour will he/she get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lotje, May 19, 2009.

  1. Lotje

    Lotje Out Of The Brooder

    Hello all, this is one of our four "chicklings" born on 17 May. Her/his father is a Buff Cochin Bantam (with some white spots), the mother is our White or our Red Cochin Bantam.

    I'm quite curious about the colour she/he'll get...

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  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The mother of the chick is most likely the red. It should feather out a dark buff.
     
  3. Lotje

    Lotje Out Of The Brooder

    Sounds nice! Thanks for replying!
     
  4. Lotje

    Lotje Out Of The Brooder

    This is how she looks right now, she's 7 weeks old:
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    Cute green legs, dark buff and black spots/stripes! [​IMG]
     
  5. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh she is the sweetest thing! Love the color on her feathers!
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Oooohh she is soooooo sweet!
    I have crossed buffs & reds- but my chicks were ginger-color, not chipmunk. Are you sure about the mom? Maybe there was some brahma or columbian or game in there somewhere?

    I'd keep her to cross with a buff. Beautiful!
     
  7. Lotje

    Lotje Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Pretty sure. [​IMG] Our red hen has some black hidden spots and stripes in her feathers, quite sure she's the mommy. (The only other possibility is our white hen but then the chicks would have been much paler.) She's the only chipmunk , the other three out of this combination were born ginger like yours. [​IMG]

    You can see the black on her feathers in this picture:
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    She already left to her new home together with her sister, a beautiful piece of land that they're sharing with a gorgeous blue roo!
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Looks like I would describe as a Red Partridge, if there is such a thing. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lotje

    Lotje Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:[​IMG] She's just "faulty red".
    But it would be a nice colour to make though! Maybe I should look for a patridge rooster.. [​IMG]
     

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