Barred Cochins - what do you think? We are going to have hatching eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicks4MyFamily, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Chicks4MyFamily

    Chicks4MyFamily Songster

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    Here are a few pictures of our Barred Cochins. I adore their heavily feathered feet and full fluffy butts! We have fallen in love with these chickens and as soon as we test the fertility of the eggs on a few hatches we will be offering hatching eggs for sale. What do you think?

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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I am not an expert on cochins but the cushions on them are a bit lacking and they look cuckoo to me instead of barred but I am by no means an expert on that either.
     
  3. farmerChef

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    You might need to trim their backends of your fertility is low. All that fluff can get in the way.
     
  4. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

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    How old are they? I had 2 a couple of years ago, Hilda and Heidi, I loved them dearly but they seemed to be a little darker and more even barring then yours. I also think that they might be Cuckoo rather than barred, but they are very pretty all the same.[​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

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    Quote:x2. Their conformation isn't quite right, and their barring needs quite a bit of work, but they are pretty none the less. Just not show quality [​IMG]

    And ditto on the butt-fluff trimming. I had to do it to get any fertile eggs out of my blue girls when I had them.
     

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