Bantam Cochin Quality?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skysky43, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. skysky43

    skysky43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bantam Cochin Rooster (Blue) and wanted some opinions on him so that I could see what he lacks. Thank you in advance!
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  2. Gray Farms

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    Pet nearing breeder quality. Needs to have a fuller rounded tail. Color is a little dark for a blue, and looks like some red leakage in his feathers. Overall he is a very nice bird. He could even be shown on the local level and most likely do well. If you are using him for breeding blues. I would find some slightly light blue hens and see if the offspring lightens up.
     
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    Thank you! Here are a couple more pictures of him.
     
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    And the only picture I have of my Mille Roo. I will get more later
     
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    Breeder nearing show quality. With the exception to many points in his comb. APA standard calls for 5 points. And little more speckling and he'd be awesome.
     
  6. Gray Farms

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    Actually looking at the new pics of the blue rooster, he has a lot of red leakage. He'd be great for a chocolate project though. But I wouldn't use him to breed blues.
     
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    Thank you so much! Ill post some better pictures of the Mille later this evening. Do you know where to get a pair of SQ Blue Cochins? Ive looked everywhere locally. So I think I will have to get a pair shipped to me.
     
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    Heres some more of my mille roo.
     
  9. Gray Farms

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    I'll keep an ear open for some blues. That millie is just outstanding bird! I raised millies for several years and just recently sold out. And I sold several birds that went on to place in shows. And that boy is just as nice and the boys I used for breeding. The trick with millie though is they don't yet breed true. You'll have to raise several chicks to get good millies. For instance I had one pair that threw a lot of calicos, and one pair the threw a lot of buff mottles. Millies are one of the hardest colors to work with, but also the most beautiful in my opinion.
     
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    Thank you so much for your input I am excited to keep working on this color and with this breed:)
     

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