Cochin hen and Peacock

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by critters, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    The two mated... How long would there eggs need to incubate?? 21 or 25-28??
    Eggs are at 19 days now and can still see movement with room inside but what do you think ??
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2015
  2. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I can't help you with the days.

    I know with chickens, the male will give you the breed and color, female will give you type and size. I'm very curious what the chick look like.
     
  3. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks... Did not know this
     
  4. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    So for example a Red Comet hen and a black Cochin rooster = a black cochin cross of smaller size?? Unsure what 'type' feature it would pull from the hen?
     
  5. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this is correct.Type would be body conformation of the breed. There would breakthrough red color too.

    For instance, I know someone who had a one lb OEGB BBR rooster breed her RIR hen. Since the mother controls the size, the cockerel born was born to the mother's breed size, and resembled a RIR in type, but expressed dad's coloring, with red breakthrough on belly, etc. A handsome bird.
     
  6. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got it now! Thanks I'm always learning something from thE fforums here at BYC
     

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