Cute, cute, cute...barred over white cochin!! ***PICS***

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    We had to sell all of our bantam cochins in February when my DD was deployed to Iraq. They are at her house and her grandma just couldn't take care of all the pens as she is still working fulltime at 76!! We were able to keep all of our original laying hens of various breeds. One of the originals is a tiny little mottled bantam cochin hen who goes broody at the drop of an egg!! After the buyers picked up the show cochins, I noticed that there were 6 eggs in the coop with little "Molly" the mottled hen and she was thrilled. She'd been trying to hatch chicks for months but we kept taking the eggs away from her and putting her out of the coop everyday. I decided to go ahead and let her hatch them. I knew they had to be either mottles, whites or bards...or a combination thereof!! My roo was a wonderful barred bantam cochin and there had been a white hen, a barred hen and Molly in with him. Below is a pic of the 3 she hatched out of those eggs. I just love the white/barred cross!!

    Here is the photo of Molly (blurry) and her three babies...2 barreds and 1 white/barred. OF COURSE...two cockerels and one pullet!!!
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    they are all adorable! i do like the white one the best. and molly in motion! the super chicken!! (cue superman theme song)
  3. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Greenup KY
    That is unusual how pretty. I wonder if it will molt out mottled barred. If so you have to post new pics.
  4. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    Thats really cute. If you ever wanna sell her let me know XD
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    How pretty. I've never seen that coloration before. Its just gorgeous! [​IMG]
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I agree they are beautiful! I have one just like Molly. This makes me want to hatch some of her eggs! Uh oh!!
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG that is TOO COOL! [​IMG] you have got to breed it! xD it could be a brand new variety!
  8. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Very cute and unique looking. You must be so proud!
  9. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2007
    Oh they are adoriable... can I come see them???

    I promise I will bring treats! Yougurt? Cheese???

    Glad you're back!
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    This was the first time for me having a broody raise chicks and I must was a pleasure!! They aren't as friendly as when you hand raise them...but they're cochins so they are naturally more docile.

    What I've noticed is that they started eating treats from the time they are just a few days old.

    Whatever I throw out there...they tear it up!!

    ETA....yep, yogurt poured on a whole grain english muffin is about their favorite!! Come see them!!
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