cochins breeding questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    i am getting a white roo and a slate blue color hen... the owner says that i could get all kinds of colors from is her email after i ask her what kind of babies they would throw

    " blues,whites,blue splashes,white splashes,buff and blues,gosh the possibilities are endless because he is a white and buff splash,and she is not an ordinary color of blue,she is a very light almost slate blue,"

    and here is the pics of them



    she was asking 35 for them but since i have been buying from her for a while she said she would take 30-- do you think its a good deal, and what do you think about the possibilites of the colors from the babies??
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  2. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    I belive that any color you would get would be a mottled if anything. You cant cross a blue and a white to get a buff or anything like that.

    Honestly, if you are wondering if a pair of that quality is worth $30, the answer is no. If your looking for pets I think thats just to high. In my opinon these birds arent worth $30.

    Just my opinon.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Something isn't right about that. The roo must be the result of mixing colors if he throws all colored chicks. I wouldn't pay more than $10 each for them, and don't plan to breed them to sell chicks and eggs unless you're going to market them as "surprise cochins".
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I wouldn't pay but $15 for the pair. They are not good examples of Cochins at all and if you could get that many colors from them I would be worried as well that other breeds have been mixed in.
    I get many different colored chicks from my standard Cochins when I cross up my colors but they all come out looking like Cochins at least. These look to have some other breeds in them.
    But then, you should do what makes you happy and not someone else. Just make sure you don't sell the chicks as something they are not.
    Check out my website under breeds and go to the standard Cochins page. You will see my results from my Cochins that I have mixed colors on. Also on the for sale page.
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Yeah, I wouldn't pay that much for them. I sell my exhibition Cochins for that much at that age.
  6. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry, but those are not breeding worthy specimins, just pet quality birds. They are worth whatever a pet is worth to you. Blue and white are not colors to mix, only blue, black and splash.
  7. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    thanks to all that replied.. i wonder the same about the colors of the babies so i called her this morning and told her i had to past
  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    Quote:The birds would have to carry the mottled gene first [​IMG] Crossing blue, and white is not going th give mottled
  9. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    what would they throw then

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