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What do I get if I cross a Blue Cochin with a Partridge Cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PioneerPrincess, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Songster

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    Hi,

    I was wondering what I would get if I bred a Blue Cochin rooster with a Bantam Partridge Cochin hen? Would I get another color or would it be a mix of the two? Thank you for your help and tips!! [​IMG]
     

  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    A chicken??!! [​IMG]
    Sorry just couldn't resist [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Songster

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    A chicken??!! Sorry just couldn't resist

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  4. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

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    Maybe a blue Partridge cochin. [​IMG]
     
  5. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Songster

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    Maybe a blue Partridge cochin.

    Is that considered a true color? Do you have any pictures of one? Thank you!! [​IMG]
     
  6. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Songster

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    Does anyone else have ideas?
     
  7. cochinman2005

    cochinman2005 Songster

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    Essentially a Blue Partridge, however, you introduce a solid colored bird in the Blue with the Blue dilutant to a patterned bird in the partridge. You may very well wind up with birds in the f1 generation that resemble Blue Reds, and it is unlikely that you'll get any with decent partridge markings where they should carry those marking (male vs. female). You'll also get a bunch that carry the Black of a regular Partridge. The Partridge Cochin Bantams in the U.S. do not carry refined enough penciling in the females, or clear enough hackles/saddles in the males so I'd say that sigificant work needs to be done with the Partridge before embarking on another color variant that most likely will never become a recognized variety.

    I do know of others that are working with this color in Europe where they have more recognized varieties than we do here in the U.S.
     

  8. josh44

    josh44 Songster

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    you will most likely get

    Blue Red ,
    Black Breasted Brown Red,
    Red & Blue Splashes,

    You might get a few that look like their parents .
    Blue,
    Partridge,
    maybe even Blue Partridge

    I have a friend do this cross several years ago, they hatched some chicks that looked some what like

    Blue Laced Red look.
     

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