Hi, I am so glad you started this thread.
I was thinking about starting a thread like this myself, a few days ago. I was almost afraid to! So may people have harsh remarks about "project birds" that it can be discouraging to try to share your joy. The fact is, that if it were not for "project birds", we would probably all own jungle fowl!
I have been working on a project now for 3 years. You might have seen where I posted about it. I seriously love cochins and I love miniature things, so I decided to create a miniature cochin breed. I call them "Baby Doll Cochins" My first pure bred generation hatched this past Friday. The F3 generation roosters weigh 22 ounces and the hens weigh about 16 to 20 ounces. The chicks that I hatched are so tiny. I am guessing that the adult birds will be smaller than that. I am working on finished birchen cochins, and I have already started several other colors. I will have blue, mottled, white and calico in about 3 more years. I think the possibilities are endless.They are really strong little cutie bugs too!
I have already got several people interested in helping me work to get the breed recognized.
I have had some problems with my camera, and I should be getting it back this week. I have an old camera, and I have to download the pics to my old computer and then e-mail the pictures to myself so that I can post them. I will be getting that fixed this week and I will post some pictures so that I can share them here if you would like to see them. I will be working toward developing a standard for them, and maybe one day they will become a recognized breed.
That is my goal, however, even if they are not recognized I don't care, because they are so cute that I think they will be a big hit with cochin lovers.
I love seeing about other peoples projects too! You all have some super ideas. Projects are fun!