Cochin Thread!!!

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

  1. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your mottled have good type and will probably develop into pretty nice birds. Your splash birds are hard to tell because I only see the back ends of many of them. Only 1 profile that allows a good look at that bird. Good eye color and comb.

    OK. Here are better pics of my Splash:
    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/joe5a.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Splashpen5a1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/MaeCCa1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/orange4.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/peach7.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Jack1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Pear9-1.jpg

    u make me miss my splash i had when i was a kid
     
  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Quote:One of my Mille Fleur pullets just went broody on 6 eggs. I sure don't need more birds but alot of folks have been askeing for Pullets/hens to go with all the roos I've been "culling" their way. What are the chances that these pullet's egg will have any female chicks? - 50/50, ha!
    I am begining to tell which pullets have better type and have a couple to sell but still have alot more roos to part with. I know it isn't a rare problem but I just wanted to vent my frustration and having too many roos is better than having no Cochins at all.

    I went to a poultry show this past Saturday and saw alot of very nice birds. None were more apealing to me that the Cochins. There is a breed/breeds for everyone and Cochins are the one for me.

    fortunately, even with adding a two new roosters this year and hatching out 5 of 7 BOYS this year, I still have more boys than girls. I am growing everyone out over winter (they are 3-4 months old now) and will cull down to best couple younguns in Spring.

    I can't wait to get some blue mottleds out of the new (old) splash mottled boy and my best black mottled girls. REALLY excited about that. I need to add my blue mottled hen back into the breeding group, which will hopefully get some splash mottled out. I want to really work on the blue mottleds this coming year. They are just not that common and the ones you see are often NOT anything to write home about.

    Although the ones posted on here a couple page back were quite nice [​IMG]
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I love my cochins. I have Bantams and Standards. Each has their specialities that just grab ahold of you. Once that happens you are stuck raising them for life.

    I have to get some pictures tomorrow. Today my big Black Roo(JJ) had his entire tail mound fall out. All he has is a red tail nub. [​IMG]

    I was hoping to show him late this Fall, but he has been molting for 2 months now and looks like it is going to take all Winter. First his neck molted, then back, then chest, etc. Each time the feathers grow back completely before the next section molts out. [​IMG] He had his tail left and still has his cushion, legs, and underside to go.

    JJ(Jerry Jr) is a 100% pure StarCochin. He is the son of Jerry, the last Black Roo I bought from Beth and Jerry Smith, and T2, a hen I hatched from eggs I got from Beth a few years ago. Yes I named my Roo after the people I bought him from and then named the next generation Jr. I have 3 Black Cockerels from this year that I am waiting to grow out. At almost 5 months old they still have alot of growing/filling out to do. That is the problem with this line. They are slow about everything, except eating.

    Matt
     
  4. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your mottled have good type and will probably develop into pretty nice birds. Your splash birds are hard to tell because I only see the back ends of many of them. Only 1 profile that allows a good look at that bird. Good eye color and comb.

    OK. Here are better pics of my Splash:
    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/joe5a.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Splashpen5a1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/splashpen4a1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/MaeCCa1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/orange4.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/peach7.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Jack1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Pear9-1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Mae3.jpg

    The 2nd picture of a male is the best Male as can be told by a picture.. The color on the first hen is my favorite. The best hen for type is the last one.
     
  5. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Wow those pic's you took make them look awesome!!! Good Job, wanna drive to CT To photograph mine now? lol
    Quote:Your mottled have good type and will probably develop into pretty nice birds. Your splash birds are hard to tell because I only see the back ends of many of them. Only 1 profile that allows a good look at that bird. Good eye color and comb.

    OK. Here are better pics of my Splash:
    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/joe5a.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Splashpen5a1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/splashpen4a1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/MaeCCa1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/orange4.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/peach7.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Jack1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Pear9-1.jpg

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/Birdy427/Poultry/Mae3.jpg
     
  6. Elinor's chicks

    Elinor's chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have one cochin in my tiny mixed flock, a pullet that I got from a breeder here on BYC. I bought her as a pet and that's what I got. I don't have any illusions about her quality, I'm just curious. Compared to a lot of the photos I'm seeing here, her feathers are narrow. The feathers I see here - especally on the tail - are much wider. She is nice and round, with the usual cochin fluffy cushion, it's just the individual feathers that are narrow.

    Is that just a flaw? Are wide tail feathers something you all breed for? Or can I expect a change after her first molt? (yes, I'm sure she is a she - she started laying a couple of weeks ago)

    Oh for more room......for more cochins!!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Elinor's chicks :

    I only have one cochin in my tiny mixed flock, a pullet that I got from a breeder here on BYC. I bought her as a pet and that's what I got. I don't have any illusions about her quality, I'm just curious. Compared to a lot of the photos I'm seeing here, her feathers are narrow. The feathers I see here - especally on the tail - are much wider. She is nice and round, with the usual cochin fluffy cushion, it's just the individual feathers that are narrow.

    Is that just a flaw? Are wide tail feathers something you all breed for? Or can I expect a change after her first molt? (yes, I'm sure she is a she - she started laying a couple of weeks ago)

    Oh for more room......for more cochins!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41928_91011_004.jpg

    Is this the little girl you got from me?? That's strange, I've never seen feathers this narrow. Wonder what's up with that, hopefully somebody can fill us in~​
     
  8. lilcrow

    lilcrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry fattie, I think I was preoccupied with my stuff here and the Zanesville issue. They look very familiar to me (Ha) I wonder why........
    I see them all the time, as a matter of fact I've most likely seen some of those chicks in person not so very long ago. They are lovely of course.
    Nancy
     
  9. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Quote:Sorry fattie, I think I was preoccupied with my stuff here and the Zanesville issue. They look very familiar to me (Ha) I wonder why........
    I see them all the time, as a matter of fact I've most likely seen some of those chicks in person not so very long ago. They are lovely of course.
    Nancy

    Ummm, not sure what you mean? [​IMG] How would you have seen them in person? I am in MD, you are in Ohio?
     

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