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Cochins that lay Easter eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Firefly89, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Firefly89

    Firefly89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    I love my Cochins but I also love a colorful egg basket. Has anyone tried a cross like this? I'm looking for any info I can find!
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Do yuor cochins lay blue eggs or do you just want them too. If you want them to and would like to breed them do lay blue eggs, you should breed a female easter egger with a male cochin and hatch the eggs that the easter eger lays, hatch out the eggs and breed a roo from your hatchlings with another easter egger female then hatch out the eggs and keep repeating until you get the desired colored egg.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  3. Firefly89

    Firefly89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    I dont have it yet. I've got EEs and I've got Cochins. I would like to have just Cochins except for those wonderful eggs! So that kind of info is exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you
    Has anyone else tried something like this?
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    you can't just make a breed of chicken lay colorful eggs, what you would need to do is cross a Cochin with a breed that lays colorful eggs, then out of that pick the ones that look most like Cochins and lay colorful eggs and keep breeding untill you get back to cochin type.
  5. melloladies

    melloladies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Merritt Island
    i have a girl who is an cochin/EE- She has that basketball cochin shape, with a funky tail- and lays an olivey colored egg. She also broods like a master. ALL. THE. TIME.
    Her sweet little quail tail. It's so cute- when she boks, her tail wiggles [​IMG]
  6. DawnM

    DawnM Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Tacoma, Wa
    We have a Cochin x EE mix. She lays pink eggs (a light rosie pink) when she actually lays. She is an obligate mother and is either sitting or raising chicks. She's the best mom ever. She has the muff and feathers down her leg and on her outer toe.
    This is when she was younger and we still had her brother but he ended up being very aggressive with our other hens so we got rid of him.

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