Anyone have Cochins?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by werblessd1s, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. werblessd1s

    werblessd1s Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    I am considering getting some of the heavy breed Cochins come Spring. I was trying to find out some info on them. Do they lay/set good? I would love to see some pics if you have them.
    Have you mixed your Cochins and come up with a unique color? or mixed with a different breed?
    I am getting Frizzles and Silkies as well.
  2. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    I have black blue and splash. They laid all winter with added light and then went through summer moult, which is fine because it has been hot as heck here. I have mixed blue over RIR and have 2 was just testing fertility but they are great birds. I will see if I can find a pic of cracker RIR X COCHIN that has become the flock roo. I did find a picture but it is not the best his comb is normal size but his wattles are HUGE.

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    wer, I have 4 large cochins from this Spring. 2 blue, 2 black. Very friendly and adorable. Not laying yet so I can't help you there. [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    I have 8 standard cochins in all colors and they are good layers but the eggs are small. But for personality you can't beat them except for my 2 giant jerseys. They are so sweet also and love to talk and are good layers with BIG! brown eggs. So I would say either one would suit you purpose.

  5. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I have a Silver Laced Cochin, also not laying so I can't help you there but she is a sweetie.
    I will post some pix when my comp gets back from being worked on [​IMG]
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I have one , he is about 5-6 months old now. He is a Partridge Cochin . He loves to crow now that he learned how!!

  7. tomstephens

    tomstephens Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Charlotte NC

    My buff cochin. She's not the best layer but she's a sweet chicken. Hasn't gone broody yet but she's only 7 months old.
  8. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I also have 4 cochins, they have not been laying well this summer, we thought maybe because we added to the flock, and they may have eaten the starter, but now I'm thinking maybe molting. They are pretty sweet birds, but can get rough looking when it is muddy out, and they get poppy butts sometimes cuz thier butts are so fuzzy!!!
    They lay nice size eggs, at least mine do. They go broody a lot, at least mine did this summer.
    We have not crossed yet, because we only had the cochins, and banty D'uccles, and did not hatch out any eggs this spring.
    We got babies instead to expand the flock!

    PS here are some of mine, the Roo is doing his mating dance! LOL!

  9. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    Well, my silver laced cochins are only 6 wks, so I don't know about laying/setting, but I have to say as far as personality so far I'm a little dissapointed. They are not as frienly as I had heard that cochins are supposed to be, and they seem to be aggressive/picking more than my other breeds. Maybe I'm the only one who has had this experience w/cochins I don't know. (Or maybe they are all roos [​IMG])
  10. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Quote:That pretty little fuzzy foot looks to me like a little roo!!!

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