Articles from BlueMottie

Cochin Blue Mottled Created by BlueMottie Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: blue mottled cochins, or sometimes known as splash mottled cochins (incorrect termage, by the way) are an unrecognized variety of cochins, but are still bred to meet the standard of the typical black mottled, with minor differences, as will be explained below. Gender Age Thumb Description / Information Female 750 d This is my best hen, Muncie. She is the dam of the black pullet on my black...
Cochin Black Mottled Created by BlueMottie Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: I love cochins. Simple as that. Their temperament, their colors, everything. That's my opinion on them. My experience is the past four years working with mottleds in particular, but have had various types of poultry, including other varieties in the cochins for well over seven years. The black mottled variety is accepted into the APA or ABA. When bred black mottled to blue mottled or vice...
Show Your Feathers! Cochin Co. These pullets are the same bird, the first pic taken at six months of age, the one below at eight months. These are a few photos of my breeding and show stock. Eggs are currently available on eggbid. If you would like to reserve a bird/pair/trio, please let me know. I will have started birds available in spring 2010. Prices will depend on the quality of the bird. My birds have done fabulous at shows, and I am rather proud of them. Here is an example of...
So what exactly are we looking for in our bantam cochins? How do we know who to keep and who to sell to a young person who is just starting out and wants a pet? First, you look at the anatomy of your bird. *Critical anatomical features to avoid: Five toes or more Crooked toes (may not seem like much, but it is hereditary unless toe was broken) Full sickles and hard tail feathers Hard feathered birds (birds that lack fluff around rumps and thighs; birds that appear "sleek" as opposed to...
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