Another Cochin Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When breeding cochins, how old do they need to be when you make the decision of which ones to keep to improve the line?
     
  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Most will say 4+ months. But, depending on the variety, you may want to wait til first molt. I have columbians and they become a totally different bird after molting. Mottled are like that as well.

    Normally, I would say 5 months. By then type is pretty much figured out and they are about as fluffed as their going to be ...Roo's may need another month.
     

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