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white or black cochins?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coachwife2004, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. coachwife2004

    coachwife2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought my chicks from a local feed store I got what they sold as blue cochins, but they are now almost totally feathered and they really look more white than blue? Do they change later or did I just get unlucky picks?[​IMG]
     
  2. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 8 1/2 week old blue and black mottled bantam cochins. They were all white, yellow and black for the longest time. Cute little things. They've been feathering out and we're seeing daily changes in their markings. Here's a shot of them from a few weeks ago, you can see how they are filling in dark in the back.
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    Again a shot taken just a few days ago. You can see one of our roosters definitely will be a dark mottled - a real sweetheart guy... And you can see how the others are growing...

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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bigmike&nan :

    We have 8 1/2 week old blue and black bantam cochins. They were all white, yellow and black for the longest time. Cute little things. They've been feathering out and we're seeing daily changes in their markings. Here's a shot of them from a few weeks ago, you can see how they are filling in dark in the back.
    http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/mikennansourhouse/P2280488.jpg


    You got a pair of mottle.​
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Post a pic, some blues are really light.
     
  5. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give them some time to grow and mature. Heck I started out as an ash blond kid, and at about 10 starting going brown... LOL
    If you get white ones maybe you'll have one as regal as Anthony here...
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  6. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    In breeding "blues" you will get black, blue and (white) which is called splash.
     
  7. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like sweet little mottled babies to me. [​IMG] We have a pullet who looks exactly like that!

    Sonja
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Coach, can you share some pictures of your cochins? That will help the cochin experts help you out. Everyone here is really good at judging colors [​IMG]
     
  9. coachwife2004

    coachwife2004 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try to take the camara and get a few shot up here I'll get em up by this evening thanks again guys!
     

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