What is the correct name for the large fowl chicken, can they be termed standard, as opposed to bantam, sure would like to know the correct terminology.
I am raising Cochins, that is probably known fact, smiling. It seems in the hatches I appear to have grown many splash Cochins. These are coming from breeding of the blues, maybe some coming from the blacks, quite a possibility that the ones that appear white come from the blacks. I was reading that something called "sport" can come from the black birds, any black birds, basically a mutation. One is white as the driven snow, the other just about as white, both pullets, these were from the December 29 hatch, a white cockeral too, that came in the January 31 hatch.
I seem to have a high ratio of cockerals to pullets too, that could be good, that could be bad, but all in all, these little dudes and dudettes are very beautiful. Going to make a breeding trio of splash cockeral to black pullets and vice versa.
Two different ages of young ones. The oldest ones, the white one and the near white one, which I kept, were born December 19, the others born on January 31. They are outside in the portable chicken house area, hanging out with their black counterparts and the buff Orpington pullet and cockeral. Enjoy the pictures, have that most wonderfully great day, to enjoy with great health. Cindi
The white gal, born December 19
The other white gal, which is not quite as white a little grey flecking on her head
The white cockeral, born January 31
Splash pullet born January 31
Another splash pullet
Another shot of a splash pullet
A view of a pullet and cockeral tailfeather difference
A nice picture of a cockeral, notice the comb and wattles and short tailfeathers
Two splash cockerals on the left and the white cockeral on the right