Bantam Lavender Cochins...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Poulets De Cajun, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Back when the Lavender Silkies were starting to be developed on a larger scale and type was being improved, they were crossed with whites. Have Lavender Bantam Cochins been bred the same way to improve type?

    Are the Lavender Cochins still lacking on type in comparison to the other varieties?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    really?
     
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  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    That is a good question, Chris. I am glad you asked. I'd like to know the answer to this one myself as I have considered adding lav to my list of colors here on the farm [​IMG] Maybe someone will know the answer [​IMG]
     
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I was thinking about using them in a wyandotte project but then I saw a picture on eggbid of some and they had slate legs and poor type, I needed them mainly because of the type and I was hoping they would have yellow legs. I have seen some good ones out there though.
     
  6. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    I AM USING BLACKS BUT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT USING WHITES ALSO. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE IF ANYBODY KNOWS.
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:I know of a breeder with SUPER nice cochins that is crossing some black cochins to lavender to improve type on the lav cochins. So far the splits are coming out very nice. I do not think any white are being used in this improvement program. I hope this helps.
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I was just wondering.

    White Silkies are the only naturally occuring color, and therefore have the best type of all the Silkie varieties. All other colors of Silkies were "man" made and thus the type will probably always lack some in comparison to the whites.

    When Lavender Silkies were being improved, they were crossed over whites to improve the type. Once the type was improved enough to begin breeding them on a larger scale, they were then crossed over blacks to get the "black base," which is where we are now.

    I wondered if cochins were working along the same lines, with the same history.
     

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