Blue barred bantam Cochin boys....which to keep?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyb1969, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Rooster #1 (Daddy)

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  2. Rooster #2 (Son)

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  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I have 2 blue barred bantam Cochin roosters from my own project stock. Which one do I keep and which do I sell? Please take the poll and post your opinion of each boy.

    Rooster #1 (1 year old and the daddy to rooster #2):

    Rooster #2 (4 months old):

  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    how old is the son?
  3. Winggedheart

    Winggedheart Songster

    Dec 18, 2010
    Personally, I like Rooster Number 2; but that's just my opinion. What are their temperaments? And how's their foot-feathering?
  4. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:4 months old
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    I voted #1 It seems to have better type

  6. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    well the son's type is pretty close to his father's just at 4 months. I would say that the son may mature with better type than his father. Which of course is what you want. lol. how is the foot feathering on the little guy?
  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Rooster #1 is my current breeder and he can be a little bugger sometimes...but nothing major. Rooster #2, being so young, is still in that "please don't eat me" stage. [​IMG]

    Foot feathering is very good on both. You can't tell by these pics, but they both have nice low cushions on them and great feet color and feathers. Neither really wanted to cooperate for pics in the 20 degree weather outside yesterday. [​IMG]
  8. mjgigax

    mjgigax Crowing

    Jul 15, 2010
    Choctaw, OK
    Quote:I agree. I don't have alot of experience but my cockerels haven't really filled out untill 6 mo. and then some. It is hard to wait isn't it!
    P.S. i am origionally from Blissfield, MI.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  9. scooby8863

    scooby8863 In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2011
    I voted #2, Both are very similar in my opinion, The dad has a fuller tail but I think the son might be still growing some in. Also, due to the younger age he will give you more years of breeding. [​IMG]

  10. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Both are very similiar, but I would also vote #2 . [​IMG]

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