Cochin Cushions - Full at What Age?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Coopa Cabana, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    At what age can you expect Bantam Cochin cushions to be fully developed? The hens I currently have were already a year old - I have no experience with youngsters. I'm looking at a pair to buy that is 3 months old - what should I be looking for at this point in time? I found an old thread regarding this, but the pics were all gone. Thanx in advance for your help!
     
  2. Chicky Mama

    Chicky Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by cushions,do you means the combs? These are 5wks.in photo and the boys are well developed.I've only seen Cochins with a single comb unless you mean something else.
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  3. tate

    tate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some birds mature slower than others it also depends on the quality of the birds here is a pullet that is 16 wks old she came from jamie matts
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  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched a number of nice Cochins this year. I have found the boys feathering develops more slowly but I knew at three months this boy would be awesome. I also had several other hatch out with this guy and while they were very nice he stood out as soon the as he started feathering in with the adult feathers.
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    This is a picture of him around 8-10 weeks old. It is hard to see body type here.
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  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Usually by 4-6 months you know what you are working with... at a year, they should definitely be fully filled out.
     

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