Cochins and Jersey Giants

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Felicia, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello [​IMG]

    I am planning on starting my own breeding program for LF Cochins and for Black Jersey Giants. I am getting three Cochins for Pumpkinpup, and that is going to be the start of my BBS line of LF Cochins [​IMG] Hopefully next spring I will get into the Jersey Giants.

    If you could please tell me what I need to be looking for in these breeds, I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to breeding chickens, as of now I only have some as pets, and two (one blue wheaten, and one wheaten) Ameraucanas (that I got from a fellow BYCer) I show in 4-H. When I am looking for foundation stock, what are the key things to look for? What size should they be? I really want to have good foundation stock. If you could post pictures I would greatly appreciate it [​IMG]

    Thank you for your time
     
  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    http://www.cochinsrule.com/

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    is great website, with tons of Cochin information. When choosing breeder stock, you want the birds to compliment each other. Choose for the best type, then on color. If you are doing a BBS cochin project, pick blue birds with a good color, as well as lacing. I can provide the APA standard when I get home. But browse through that site, should give you an idea as to what they should look like.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I wish they'd update that site. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Yeah, I found a couple dead links today, which stinks because that was such a good place to direct future cochin breeders. But beings that it is show season, maybe they will update it soon?
     
  5. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Dustin Biery [​IMG] the website is really helpful
     

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