Another Cochin Question

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

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    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

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    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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