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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    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

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    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

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    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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