I have a flock of black mottled bantam cochins. I have tenderly loved these chickens and they are very dear to my heart. I started with a trio from Jamie Matts and a single female from Matt McCammon. I currently have third year hatches on the ground. They are about 4-5 months old and looking great. I still have the original birds I started with. Each year I hatch a ton and keep the best looking ones to carry over. I have put a lot of time and love into this flock! There are roughly 40 birds and only about 8-10 are roos. I do have them banded from each year. There is only one rooster from the first year, three from the second year and the rest are from this year as I have not picked my favorites, yet. I think there are 5 or 6. They have been regularly wormed and dusted for mites. They eat flock raiser by purina. I have to part with the whole flock. I don't want to but it is one of those things that happens in life. I would prefer they go to a really dedicated cochin lover. I have not had a sick bird (just hawk deaths) since I have had them and have never introduced new blood. They have never been exposed to other birds other than local wild ones. I am extremely picky about germs around them! We do not frequent flea markets, etc. and if we do we change clothes, shoes before checking on my birds. I cannot ship them as it would be way too many to deal with and I am located in Hartselle, Alabama just south of Huntsville. Thanks guys, sad day but I am praying they get a great home!