Cochin crosses?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by michickenwrangler, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    What breeds are good to cross with a cochin? Large fowl
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    What is your end goal? Do you want a breed that lays better than a cochin, or that has a certain color pattern?
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I cross up my colors with my standard Cochins but I have never bred another breed with them. I like to mix the colors and get some cool patterns with some bizarre colors to boot but I never have wanted to make anything more mixed than that. You could try to make some Sizzles or Frizzles or Frazzles or whatever.
     
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Cochin type but a better layer. We have Gold Comet hens and a cochin roo and DH gave me the go ahead to get an incubator [​IMG] I know he doesn't want any more roos, but I'm wondering what type of hens might be good to cross with him.
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I crossed a partridge cochin roo and a buff cochin hen and the chicks are very neat looking [​IMG]
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    I had my Buff Orps in with my Black Cochin Rooster when we first got Chickens, I have a daughter of that cross:

    I thought I had a picture of her on my computer but I don't, she has clean legs and is very very fluffy, her head and neck are Buff and rest is black.
     

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