They are said to be one of the friendliest chicken breeds. They lay around 120 dark brown eggs. They have a single comb and feathered feet.
The color blue does not hatch true in chickens. Blue is a diluting gene for black. So 50% of the blue Cochins will hatch blue, and 25% will be black. The last 25% will be "splash," having received two diluting genes. So I won't know for sure if she is blue, black or splash until she grows. Her feathers are starting to come in, they look black to me, but who am I to say. This is my first time so we will just have to wait and see.
If she does feather out a true blue, she will look like this. If not she will look like this but all black!
So I didn't want to name her anything to do with "blue" just in case. So no Blue Bell. What about Cochina? Nah. What do you think would be a good name?
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