I have been a Mille Fleur Cochin Bantam breeder from a little over a year now. I strive for perfection with my birds :-)
I started with a pair, and now have fourteen birds, and three generations. They keep getting better!
So...calling all Mille Fleur Cochin breeders! Let's talk about our birds!
This is a third generation cockerel I am keeping :-)
This is my original cock (Pardon the comb, he got in a fight with a Cornish X hen this morning X(
Here's my original hen. I'm amazed I ever got chicks she's such a broody! She got her white reeeaaallllllyyyy slow (Hatched all brown, of course) and her chicks seem to do the same thing.
This is my best cock. I love his colouring!
My best hen, who I will pair with the above cock when I start hatching again in February.
This hen is pretty good, but like her mother, is getting her white in super slow. I hope that in a couple more months she will have a bit ore on her wings/chest.
And finally, the slowest hen of all. She is the same age as the other two, but is smaller and is maturing much more slowly. Just started getting her white last month, but her white is more spread out then the above hen, so I hope when it all comes in that it will look great!
I have four more third generation, most of which haven't started getting their white in yet.
First cockerel. I will be selling him since he holds his tail rather low and for a cockerel, has very little white for his age.
This pullet has some good white on her back, and I will be keeping her to breed.
This is the only one I'm not sure if it's a cockerel or pullet yet. Either way, I would like to see a little white by now and will probably be selling.
This little guy is great, but I will probably be selling him due to excess cocks. He is feathering out like my favourite cockerel did and has a wonderful stance.
I also have two cocks I will be selling:
This one is great, but again, I have too many cocks.
I don't even know if I can rightly call this one a mille fleur. He's orange So of course I'm not keeping him on for breeding.
And lastly, I want an opinion on this cock. Doesn't have as much white as I like to see, but has a great shape and wonderful personality
Sorry about all the muddy feet, it just won't quit raining They normally have good, large boots.
So, if you've got milles, want milles, or just like to talk about milles, come on and join the conversation!
Edited by MadamPoofyBrow - 1/17/16 at 2:13pm