does this cochin look SQ

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hensplease, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he still is still going to fill out hes only 6 months [​IMG] and
     
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  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
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    no, he is pet quality
     
  3. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are his flaws?
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Could you get some more angles of him? Maybe a side view, a front view, and back view will help.
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Look up cochin breed charecteristics. his tail should be more round
     
  6. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG]
     
  7. dani2

    dani2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I would love to see some pictures of what people consider show quality? Or even a few pictures showing birds and pointing out there faults. I have read the breed charecteristics but to a beginner it is hard to really know what is good or bad unless you can see it on a live bird.
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Here Is my Hatchery Bird From Stromburgs
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    Here is My SQ hen Look at feathering differences, stance ext.
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    Look how her tail is a Ball? cushion, not pionty
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  9. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Also look how the white hen stance is compared to hatchery stance
    EDIT*** Your little guy is beautiful though [​IMG] Unless your planning on showing him who cares if hes "Sq". But with a little work you could getfuture generations SQ :)I bet he has a great personality!
     
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  10. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, he looks like a fine and dandy pet.

    Here are some of the problems with him as far as showing goes:

    Big cochin thing-width and depth of body and cushion. Your bird is relatively narrow, and he has more of a tail then a cushion.
    Main tail feathers- "rooster" feathers in his tail. Not as long or as large as most roosters of other breeds, but still, cochins of either gender should not have hard, stiff feathers in their tails.
    Comb- your boy has too many points on his comb. Unfortunately, while this is not a major issue, when birds that have excessive points are bred the amount of points tend to mutate into 7, 8, 9 etc.


    Cochins should be as wide as they are tall, according to the bantam standard. Which, unfortunately, you boy is not.
    He has nice leg feathering, but there is a definite split in the feathers coming off of the hocks and the feathers along the shanks.

    Overall, his body feathering is tight, which suggests a hatchery bird.

    his good points- He has good leg and beak coloring. His eyes look like they're a nice, orange/bay color. It doesn't appear that he has any foreign color (red, grey, black, etc) in his hackles, saddle, or tail feathers where the colors are most prominant on males.

    If he has the cochin personality, then he'd be an awesome bird for 4-H, and might even place at small, local shows. But I wouldn't use him as a major showbird or breeder.
     

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