Cochin breeders please HELP!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chikenlady, May 8, 2008.

  1. chikenlady

    chikenlady Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Cantonment, FL
    Hi all,

    I just hatched out some Blue Cochin eggs and have a question. Is there a defect with cochins and their feet. Two of my babies have only 2 toes with the small high toe on the back. They are missing the third toe!

    Any information on this odditity would be appreciated!

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  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Oh dear that's a bummer... Where did you get the eggs? Sounds like a simple case of an irresponsible breeder! It's just bad genes, any poorly bred breed can have incorrect toe digits. That's a bummer but they should do just fine.
  3. normajean

    normajean Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Howell, MI
    So sorry to hear! I hope your chickies will live a good life and you will hopefully not breed (?)
    I too am interested in where you purchased your eggs/chicks.
    If it is not too forward can you please post pics?
  4. chikenlady

    chikenlady Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Cantonment, FL
    Hi all,

    Here is a picture where you may be able to see the missing toe on my silvery/grey chick. It is the one on the front left...look at the foot on the right. I will try and get a better picture tomorrow.


    I bought the eggs from a seller on Ebay. I definetly will notify him of my results with his eggs.


  5. AWWWW poor baby! He looks healthy otherwise and will make a good pet and if it is a she you can just use her eggs for eating and not hatching.
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    pm me lease with the name of the seller. i know the breeds are not related ,but i hatched a nine toed silkie. hope its not the same breeder. I will give the name of my seller if requested in return
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  7. Good grief they must be raising their chickens by the toxic waste dump!
  8. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Adorable baby chicks! I have a few rescue cockatiels that came to me with missing toes, and they do just fine. My hope is that your pretty cochins with missing toes will do well also! [​IMG]

    Really cute!

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