Buff Cochin Bantam Critique...Please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GypsyChic, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. GypsyChic

    GypsyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope I posted this in the right section...OK, Given the fact I'm not that great of a 'photo taker', would any of you care to comment on these buffs for me please? I welcome criticism and won't run off to cry [​IMG] I need to know if they are even worthy of being in my breeding program...so fire away, honesty please.

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    Thanks for any input...
     
  2. tate

    tate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cull the rooster i dont think he is even all cochin you might get somthing decent from the hens if you get a top quality rooster other wise i would get rid of them all and by some from Tom Roebuck or doug bishop this is a pic of a standard but you can see how bad your rooster is
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    heres what a bantam cochin hen should look like
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  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I wouldnt cull it! [​IMG]

    They look like any other PET quality buffs that I've seen in the feed store. I say go for it! Well, try to let some hatch and grow and see if YOU like the quality
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    I think you have BEAUTIFUL chickens. I really like the roos feathering!
    But hopefully someone else will chime in and give a better opinion!
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  4. tate

    tate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like i said the rooster doesnt seem to be all cochin he stands like a d'uccle
     
  5. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    I like the hens, nice and round. Your roo has a long neck, and he stands too upright, unless he was just trying to see something when you took the picture. The back should be more "flat," and the top of the tail should be at least level with the top of the head. If you can catch him standing somewhat like that, could you post another pic? I still like your hens. Are they molting? Their feathers look a little loose.
     
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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    They're pet quality. If you plan on showing, I'd suggest getting birds from a breeder.
     
  7. GypsyChic

    GypsyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all of the input. The roo was watching me, very intently, and does not appear to be that "tall" when he's with his girls. Yes, they are getting ready to blow feathers...I bought them late in season and havent done a thing with them other than try to beef them up a bit. They were thin, but getting better. I appreciate your honesty. Integrity of the breed keeps me aiming for BETTER, always, but we all know we have to start somewhere. Any other comments, opinions or help/improvements are most appreciate and wanted. Thanks again guys [​IMG]
     
  8. GypsyChic

    GypsyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Julie, can you direct me to a few breeders here who have nice stock? I'm still very new to the group and Cochins too, so any help is most appreciated. Thanks...
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Quote:Julie, can you direct me to a few breeders here who have nice stock? I'm still very new to the group and Cochins too, so any help is most appreciated. Thanks...

    If you go to http://cochinsrule.com/ you can get contact info from several breeders. Of those listed, I have purchased birds from Tom Roebuck and Jamie Matts. Although I'm partial to Jamie's birds, both have incredible cochins.
     
  10. GypsyChic

    GypsyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much...I appreciate your time and help.
     

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