Can you use a Light Brahma rooster for a cochin hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by ging3rhoffman, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Can you use a Light Brahma rooster with a cochin hen or a white rock hen or a barred rock hen?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I think the rooster would be good with the cochin becouse they are both in the heavy class.Im not to sure about the other two though I think they might be to small and he could hurt them really bad in the ''mating process''
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    You can use any male/female you choose unless you're trying to breed true. If all you want to do is produce chicks of some sort you can do whatever you want.
  4. Debbie W.

    Debbie W. Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have a simply gorgeous rooster that is the result of a light brahma roo and a cochin hen. It's surprising sometimes how beautiful the mixes can be, and unless you want to show them, there's no reason not to mix them.
  5. McSpin

    McSpin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2007
    South Western NY
    One of the advantages to the crosses I've made is that the production usually goes up and even egg size has gone up on most of my crosses to date. Hybrid vigor can be a wonderful thing.

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