Cochin Thread!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Settler'sDreamFarm, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Quote:it is the standard of perfection. you can buy books and there is also a link on the cochins international site. i would personally recommend buying the book if you plan on breeding. i know they sell it on the apa, american poultry association website. you also do not have to be a breeder to join CI. anyone that likes cochins is more than welcome to join and it's a really good organization. they also send out an informative newsletter to all their members

    Just a note to add - the ABA refers to the Bantam SOP as just the Bantam Standard. You can purchase that from the American Bantam Association website.

    One great page I refer to often is the judging points. If you're trying to decide what carrys more weight when judging - for instance the comb or the wing carriage, this will tell you exactly. I'm at work so I don't have my book at hand, but if I remember correctly, there are a total of 60 points overall that can be earned for type/shape, and 40 points that can be earned for correct plumage.
     
  2. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like the Buff Columbian male that is the last Buff posted. How young are the others?
     
  3. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I like the Buff Columbian male that is the last Buff posted. How young are the others?

    The Buff Columbian roo is the same bird in all 3 pictures, he's very young, seems to be at a "teenage" stage of growth right now. I just bought him from Erin Moshier last month. I think she said he was about 5 or 6 months? I think he's going to be pretty nice once he fills out~
     
  4. meepitqueenie

    meepitqueenie Gallo's Poultry Haven

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    I currently have 4 bantam cochins- all of the eggs i hatched were from different breeders here on BYC, I have a Bantam SOP, and am learning to read it.

    I am learning about cochins and am thinking eventually of breeding them- It is hard when you first start out and have one or two birds and want opinions and all you get is read the SOP and you will know.

    I have personally read the SOP and its a learning process. you have to match oh the eye should look like this, and there are more points on this, etc.

    not learned in one day.

    the cost for a whole standard may be prohibitave at first. $35 for the bantam standard and like $50 for the whole one from the apa.

    i bought mine off amazon for $30 including shipping- so you might be able to find one cheaper than brand new price.

    for example with the issue of mottled coloring i read the standard new that they had to have the V shaped dots- no solid white feathers, etc. but just didn't catch that certain parts of the bird need to have spots on every feather and then other areas 1 in 4 or 1 in 5- until someone else meantioned it.

    so maybe if someone has a standard they can be willing to look it up and help someone else who does nt have one just yet.

    while i have the bantam standard i dont have the LF one so i ask questions on the other threads of the birds that i raise. eventually i may be able to afford that SOP.

    so if someone needs some information pm me and i will try to help you out with some of the standard information- though i am very new to this breed. and only have the bantam SOP.
     
  5. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Look at that pretty shine on her feathers~ [​IMG]
     
  6. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's my little baby Buff Columbian roo...growing up~
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  7. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Quote:I was using a Lavender hen with a Mille Fleur Roo. I was told by my genetics guru to keep and breed the ones that looked like Mille Fleur, and then in a few generations I might get a Porcelain. The ones you got aren't the ones to use, I sold the trio that fit the project. But if you breed yours, save the best Mille Fleur looking trio and breed them together. [​IMG]
     
  8. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like the Buff Columbian male that is the last Buff posted. How young are the others?

    The Buff Columbian roo is the same bird in all 3 pictures, he's very young, seems to be at a "teenage" stage of growth right now. I just bought him from Erin Moshier last month. I think she said he was about 5 or 6 months? I think he's going to be pretty nice once he fills out~

    Show the difference that the angle a picture is taken from . He has real potential. His secondaries seem quite broad. Shorter wider feathers often mean good wings and wing carriage.
     
  9. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    The girls are feeling pretty today~
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  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Is this the cochin thread for LF and bantams? If so, I should take some pics of my bantams and see what you guys think. I have more bantam cochins than anything else and just love them.

    Wildwoodcochins Those are nice!!! Is the darker female younger?
     
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