Cochin breeding, genetics, and showing

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lilcrow, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:You'll get solid Black and solid Blue chicks. I'm not a frizzle buff, but I think what I've heard is that you get 50/50 on the frizzle/smooth breeding. The nice thing about breeding Blue to Black is that if your Blues have a tendency to show tawniness in their color the Black will help to correct that.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope everyone has filled out their Crossroads entry form and is ready to mail it soon. Must be postmarked Oct 3 or sooner.
     
  3. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:mine is in the mail [​IMG]
     
  4. jbear

    jbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    SW washington
    Quote:mine is in the mail [​IMG]

    the rooster part of my trio just started molting!!! [​IMG]
    i am so bummed.
     
  5. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:mine is in the mail [​IMG]

    the rooster part of my trio just started molting!!! [​IMG]
    i am so bummed.

    still got couple week find ur self a replacement
     
  6. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    my birds are all molting so i just have my fingers crossed that it'll make them prettier for the show [​IMG]
     
  7. jbear

    jbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    SW washington
    Quote:the rooster part of my trio just started molting!!! [​IMG]
    i am so bummed.

    still got couple week find ur self a replacement

    i have his brother.. but he isn't nearly as nice, he has been on the ground free ranging, so his foot feathering is TRASHED. PLUS, the brother and a hen are to be donated to the breeders auction at the PNPA show two weeks before Crossroads. It's ok..even though I am pretty sad about it, I do have a trio of calls entered as well....
     
  8. lilcrow

    lilcrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:mine is in the mail [​IMG]

    I've got to get my fanny in gear. I've been so much on the fence about who/what to take that I could procrastinate myself right out of the show.
     
  9. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just ran into a strange issue. I was corresponding with a show secretary. I was changing the bird I had entered from Cock to cockerel. I was using the words on the entry form. His spam filter sent my email to the spam list. I was lucky he actually checks his list before deleting his spam. I will use the word rooster or young /old male in the future when writing to others not use cock or cockerel in email. I could have taken a bird 800 miles and not had him entered.

    Craig
     
  10. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:hmm, interesting. guess i need to remember that for future reference
     

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