What does a Silver Blue Bantam Cochin look like? Can anyone show me?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken_china_mom, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    I am in correspondence with someone that has Bantam Cochin colors that I have been wanting to get, but he also has a color I've never heard of before, Silver Blue. It sounds pretty, and I am trying to picture it in my head. It wasn't on Feathersite that I could see, so does anyone have a picture I could use as reference before I tell this person that I want some? I may get some just cause I love Cochins so much, but first I'd like to see what the bird looks like!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I've never heard of silver blue. Like to see it tho!
    Are you sure he doesn't mean lavender?
     
  3. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    "silver blue" may just be some creation by this person... it isn't a standard color.

    or maybe it's "blue" and they decided to spice it up a bit [​IMG]
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I would guess blue birchen? Except I think Henk said that it cannot exist?
     
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  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blue birchen can exist (I've got some).....silver blue marans.[​IMG]
     
  6. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    Interesting. Turns out he doesn't have all the colors that I want, well not all of them. He only has two of the four colors that I want. I'll just have to wait til he reposts his auction again and I can bid when he adds all four colors in. I suspected the Silver Blue was a designer color, but it would be pretty to have in my flock nonetheless!
     
  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    Here is a Silver Blue cochin I used to have. Silver Blue is blue birchen.

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    Compared to Birchen

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  8. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Silver Blue is Blue Birchen just as Lemon Blue is Blue Brown Red...[​IMG]

    Found a pic of Silver Blue cochin hen.

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    Last edited: Sep 15, 2009
  9. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    Ahh...that gives me a base to go off of. Honestly, I think I like the normal Birchen coloring better. More of a contrast between the black and the white than there is between the blue and white. But at least now I have an idea of what they look like.
     

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