Located in Central Alberta, Canada

EMAIL: hawthorn@xplornet.com

~ About Our Splash Cochins~

I'm long overdue in dedicating a page of my website to my Splash Cochins. These lovely birds have given me so much enjoyment over the years that it seems neglectful not to pay tribute to them specifically.


To some breeders who specialize in blue poultry, splash offspring are just a consequence and not a desired outcome of their breeding efforts. This is due to the incomplete dominance of the blue feathering gene. Simply put, if two blue chickens are mated together, their progeny will not all be blue. The probability is, in fact, that only 50% will be blue, 25% black, and 25% will be splash chicks. I prefer to think of Splash Cochin chicks as a beautiful bonus. They are delightful in their own right, and can also contribute outstanding benefiits when mated with Blue Cochins.


The plumage of Splash Cochins consists of a delicate, sooty white background with dark "splashes" of grey-blue. The amount of dark flecks will vary from bird to bird. The Splash variety was recently (in 2014) granted approval by the American Bantam Association and by the American Poultry Association in Bantam size only. It is not yet a standardized variety for large fowl Cochins.


Splash cock 2017juvenile cockerelSplash and Blue hens

Splash Cochin pullet, photo 2016Splash cockerel 2016Young Splash Cochins 2016