What does a splash cochin chick look like?

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

  1. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered blue cochin chicks. I have one thats week and a half old. Its not white and not blue. Any ideas? Or will I have to just wait and see?
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  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    I had one like that and she is a beautiful white with black blobs now!!! I guess that is splash. I get confused with splash and molten![​IMG]
     
  3. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She (I hope) is very pretty. No black spots on wing feathers yet. Does that come later?
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, the splashes often don't develop for quite a while.

    Mottled is very different than splash. Splash is a base colour of white to slate with irregular streaks of colour throughout.

    Mottled is black feathers with a very regular white spot at the end of each feather.
     
  5. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SLATE!!! Thats it, that is the exact look to describe that chick. Thanks Sororan Silkies. When can I start to tell the sex?
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Here is a photo of my splash cochin cockerel next to my black Langshan chick:

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    And here he is, just a few weeks ago:
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    In your top photo, the chick on the left is blue and on the right is splash.

    Not sure on age for sex ID on cochins--but most cockerels start srowing by the time they are 5-6 months old. Sometimes sooner.
     
  8. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rodriguezpoultry that splash is a nice looking guy. How old is he in the 2nd pic?
     
  9. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Now I know what is what!Thanks! Here's my girl!

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  10. thowe

    thowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    patyrdz, Those are some beautiful cochins. I hope mine look as good as yours. Thanks for sharing those pictures. [​IMG]
     

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