Cochin Thread!!!

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

  1. Elinor's chicks

    Elinor's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2009
    Lexington KY
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Mr. Ree :

    I have been telling you guys that I was going to get pics of the chicks I hatched earlier this year. I didnt get very many, and I took these over a week ago and these guys look different now but you will get an idea of what I hatched. These birds are between 8-12 weeks old. I hatched 11 so some of the birds are pictured more than once. Hope you guys enjoy. (Sorry ahead of time for all the pics. I cant help but go a little crazy, lol.)


    Edit: Double posted pic.

    Look at all the snowballs!​

    I don't know much about frizzles. I'm not a big fan, so I never learned. Do both smooth and frizzle show up from the same parents? It could be a big surprise to get a smooth hen, and have her produce frizzle chicks! Is that possible?​
  2. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2007
    South Central, KY
    If you go back a few pages through this post then there are a few posts explaining it. But yes, you can get frizzle chicks from a smooth hen, but only if the hen is bred over a frizzle male. You cant take two smooth birds bred from frizzles and get frizzled chicks. Both birds carry the recessive gene for frizzling, thus they will only produce chicks with two recessive genes.

  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Quote:Charlie! You have blues! OMG, how pretty!
    I get an occasional blue Mottled from my black Mottled breeding pen. They are super easy to sell but I am hanging onto a few to go with my Frizzle Cochin roo.
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    I candled the 13 eggs under my broody last night......had 6 viable and growing! These are from Cowboy the splash mottled rooster x 3 beautiful black mottled hens.

    Have another batch of 8 eggs or so to set....have another 2 broodies out in the main cochin coop, so going to candle their eggs and then swap out the bad ones for these new ones.

    Going to set up the incubator this weekend too [​IMG] last winter my cochins did not lay, so this year I am going to hatch all i can before they stop for winter....
  5. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Beautiful birds~ [​IMG]
  6. jrome1

    jrome1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    Anyone know what it is when a chicken spits alot when you pick them up?
  7. ChickcrazyCharlie

    ChickcrazyCharlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    Leesburg, FL
    Hi Amy, thank you. Yes, I have a few. 5 pullets and 1 cockerel. I hatched them from some eggs I bought from Fay at Frizzed Feathers Farm. A very nice lady. I also hatched 1 black mottled pullet and 2 black cockerels. They are really shaping up. Here are a few more pictures.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  8. ChickcrazyCharlie

    ChickcrazyCharlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    Leesburg, FL
    Thank you, I'm glad you like them.
    Quote:Beautiful birds~ [​IMG]
  9. chevgrl

    chevgrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2011
    Western Iowa
    Does anyone know of any Buff cochin breeders selling eggs?
  10. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    I have new pics of my beauties that I will post tomorrow. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by