Bantam Cochin question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BellLisamo, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    My black cochin has grown much bigger and now he's shiny dark green (like a cayuga duck). Is he still considered black? Is that what they are supposed to look like???

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    This picture doesnt do him justice it doesnt show how green he is, ill take another tomorrow, he is like radioactive LOL.



    EDITED TO ADD:

    Hes only 5-6 months old now.
     
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  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. He is black and gorgeous!
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Yes black gets a green sheen, and wow!!
    He looks awesome!
    Are you planning on breeding him or is he just a pet?
     
  4. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Yes, he is black - that is what they are suppose to look like [​IMG] I have a few roos that are a little on the larger side,
    He is nice looking [​IMG]
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:oh thanks, thats a crappy pic....
    lol

    heres 2 more.... but i gotta get better ones of him

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    ^^^^^
    makes me laugh like hes posing for me
     
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  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:wow you guys got me thinkin! I didnt think he was that good looking YET. I will take pictures tomorrow. I was actually gonna try to sell him because i dont need a cochin roo. Should i keep him???? Ohh hubby will have to build ANOTHER pen
    i seriously have like 12 roosters..... i like roosters more than hens
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! That's called Beetle Green and you WANT that in all black birds! That can idicate good health, and they show better with a beetle green color. Don't feed too much corn and keep stress levels low, these can turn that gorgeous green to an icky purple! High fat diets and good genes will give you green birds.
     
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:OOOHHHH!!! WOW!!! Thats such good info! Thank you!!! What does it take to show a black bantam cochin???
     
  9. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    From pictures, he won't show well. Too rangy looking, again from picture not good enough cushion and not enough leg feathering for a bantam.

    Look at some show winners at Nationals and you'll understand what I'm talking about.
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The "beetle green" sheen is evidence of proper feather structure, as I understand it. I've been told that the green sheen is highly desireable in black birds. Purple/blue sheens is a sign of bad feathering, and NOT desireable by any means.
     

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