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Barred Bantam Cochin cockerel, critique please :-)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rarebreedeggs4u, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little guy "LB" is 6 months old and is out of our stock. His Mom is a straight feathered Barred Bantam Cochin, Dad is a frizzled Barred Bantam Cochin. My daughter would like to show him at the fair and possibly at APA shows...what do you all think? Yes or no, all opinions are very welcome [​IMG]

    He had become quite the liitle brat (hence his name), but we put him in with the teenage Penedesencas & Cochins and he's quite happy now [​IMG]

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  2. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His tail could be a little larger and rounder, can I have a comb pic?
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    close up of eyes.
    close up of comb.
    close up of feet/legs.
    close up of barring.
    how much does he weigh.
     
  4. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you go [​IMG] Thanks so much! I don't know how much he weighs. I can try to get it later this afternoon.

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  5. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about showing, but I know he's BEAUTIFUL! And adorable! [​IMG]


    Also, LB was my grandpa's name, haha [​IMG] Except his stood for Louis Bohunt, which is a bit nicer than Little Brat, LOL.
     
  6. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] Now that's he's being nicer, we're happy, but we would like to show him too *if* he's show quality.

    LOL, he's moved UP to Little Brat. LB originally stood for something I couldn't say in front of my kids [​IMG]
     
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    He looks good. One Extra Piont on the comb. Easy to work off in future generations. [​IMG]
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    He looks very nice. I cant really tell from the pictures exactly what his cushion and tail are like. But I think he is very nice.
     
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    1 too many points.

    not nearly round enough. A bantam cochin should have the profile of a basketball. This means he should be as wide as he is long and even as he is high. His cushion (rear end) should be larger.

    His foot feathering is a bit sparse as well. They say on a good bantam cochin, you should not be able to see in between his legs... or even his legs for that matter. He should be wide all the way to the ground. https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/cochin/10091

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    for his color, Im not that familiar with what is expected of barred but, I assume a judge would look for even barring and shading like any other patterned bird.. Your guy, though pretty, does not have that.

    This guy looks nice and even
    http://pics.hoobly.com/full/PGIJSCFRGCMX32FH4Z.jpg

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    think your guy is much better than most seeking critiques on here. Enjoy him. He should do well at 4-H level [​IMG]
     
  10. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone! I know Mia will love showing her little LB locally. We'll keep trying to move closer to type and a bird that compete with the big boys and girls...I need to take a closer look at the teenage Cochins~LOL
     

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