cochin breeding

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by sneakers, May 18, 2011.

  1. sneakers

    sneakers Out Of The Brooder

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    My breeding pair of bantom cochins haven't produced fertile eggs. Does the breed need the help of AI? They are show birds. Just beautiful! They are just a year old and the hen is laying well and Ive seen them being "romantic"! Thanks!
     
  2. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Hi, you can try trimming their feathers around their vents really close. If that doesn't do it, yes AI may be the only way. Most of mine do OK with vent trimming but sometimes when they get older the roosters have more trouble topping the hens.
     
  3. sneakers

    sneakers Out Of The Brooder

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    Great advise! I will give that a try! Thanks!!![​IMG]
     
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember if you trim them you can't show them. We have the same problem with all of our show cochin's
     
  5. sneakers

    sneakers Out Of The Brooder

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    Good point! Thanks for the heads up![​IMG]
     
  6. snaffle

    snaffle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is better to hand pluck those feathers around the vent, one at a time.
    If you scissor them, they are pokey and the rooster might not want to mount and breed the hen.

    Remove the feathers under the vent of the rooster, and above the vent of the hen.
     

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