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Do cochins have problems mating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenfever, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This may seem like a wierd question, but are cochin roos able to get the job done when it comes to mating. I love my cochin roo, and wouldn't mind getting rid of my BA roo, but the few times I've seen my cochin roo try to get it on w/one of the hens, he fails miserably. He just seems to big, clumsy,and fluffy. Is this a problem w/cochins?
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine must have had a talk with Dr ruth because there is no problems with them mating with the girls. If you have standard hens i could see him having a problem but im sure iwth time and practice he will get it soon
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I do believe that it is. I have cochins. Someone is testing fertlity for me and they said that it wasn't very good. So now I get to trim butt fluff.....
     
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure but it might so, try plucking the feathers around the vents to help.
     
  5. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Master S.M.C :

    Im not sure but it might so, try plucking the feathers around the vents to help.

    I wouldn't pluck.......I would "trim" them.​
     
  6. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had no problem.
    and good hatches also two of the hens are sitting
    one on 7 eggs and the other on 5
    so I am letting them sit even tho its 30 in the coop
    and snow on the ground, I.have heat lamp on the water
    will see what happens had
    the other hatches in warmer weather.
    My boys are doing what comes naturally.
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    It could just be that my boy's are still learning then [​IMG]
     
  8. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Is he young? My guy is huge and seems to do just fine [​IMG] I hatched some of his offspring too so I know he's doing "it" just fine.

    It took him a long time to mature compared to my other roos, maybe he's just getting the hang of it?
    Poor guy.
     
  9. blackrooster

    blackrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    on the hen if u wont her to have fertile eggs you have to cut the feathers off here vent for the rooster to put semen in her
     
  10. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    It's all about how much fluff your boy is working with [​IMG] Hatchery cochins, most likely, wouldn't have a problem but it seems the nicer the quality, the more the fluff, the more problems they have.
     

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