Giant Cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horseyjess, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so we have been buying eggs and trying to raise some of these beauties [​IMG]. I have a few pics and I want and need some HONEST opinions on what we have here! There are two blue Roos I am not sure who needs to go and who needs to stay. One needs to go! Too many roos! All of these guys and gals are about 6.5 mos old.

    our black Pullet

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    White Roo and Pullet (we have more but to many pics then lol)

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    Now the blues
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    Blue roo #1
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    Blue roo #2

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    So what one of the blue roos need to go. I was able to narrow down on the white roos and I am keeping the one I have here..
     
  2. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have to say roo #1 his wings are not as tight as the others. And he looks a lil oringtonie to me. But hey are Standard Cochins not Giant. Is that poo on the white roos back.
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    When someone calls them "Giant" Cochins they're obviously hatchery/poor quality stock, sorry. Only hatcheries call them Giant Cochins.

    The white male is seriously lacking in substance, cushion, and fluff. He should look like a poofy basketball with a head. Honestly all the blues but maybe the bottom girl can go; they all have backs and tails more like a Wyandotte or Brahma than a Cochin.

    Also I hope the white is dirty, not carrying possible leakage of another unwanted color.




    [​IMG] those were my honest opinions
     
  4. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well said Illia,
    we raised LF cochins for quite a while, and I would have culled all the birds in the pics. Tails, back length, appear to be flat sided, poor leg feathering etc.
    The blues are apparently carrying gold in hackle, saddle, wing bow. Which will give you major headaches. Over all type is very poor on all the birds. But could make decent egg layers.
     
  5. BBrock

    BBrock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would cull all but the second black hen. And that's even a maybe. I don't mean to be mean but look up the standard for cochins. Its so hard for people to understand. You will never get show quality birds from a hatchery. Cochins are hard to perfect just like most breeds. Everyone has culls. It takes to much time and money to raise poor quality chickins.
     
  6. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well I was calling the Giant so its my bad terminology I was sold different batches of "Standard Cochin eggs". A while ago I got started calling them giants and it has never left my system [​IMG] As far as the white yeah they are dirty AND my daughter failed to tell me we ran out of feed and was giving them straight scratch with ALOT of corn:he.[​IMG]
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Ok, are you looking for show birds? If so, none of these will fit the bill. You shouldn't be able to see the toes on the Cochins, even at this age. The cushion is lacking in both sexes.

    The white male, I would cull, in all honesty. He's not going to help in any way in your breeding program.

    The only male I would consider keeping is the second blue male. That is if you are wanting to continue with this specific line. I would look for better birds if you were interested in breeding towards the standard. Bo Garret from OK has some excellent stock and is more than happy to help newcomers get their feet wet with good birds. If he doesn't have any, he will know some good breeders that will. He is on here, but also has a website:

    http://www.garrettnest.com/

    The giant/standard has recently come up. Birds that are bred towards the standard "look" like giants compared to hatchery stock. Hence, the name started sticking to all largefowl, mainly from people who wanted to sell their birds as superior to those of another hatchery. I always look at the pics as some newcomers do have good stock, but just do not know the difference. Just know that if you say "giant" Cochin in a show hall, you may gather some looks from other breeders.
     
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  8. horseyjess

    horseyjess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG][​IMG]:barnie:he Oh and add in an [​IMG] lol. I dont know what I am going to do. I think I bought probably atleast 4 dozen standard cochin eggs or more this last year. This is pretty much all I have left with a TON of money in them and nothing even near quality. Tho to my uneducated (in Standard Cochins) mind I thought the black Pullet was looking decen UGH [​IMG] lol
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Not going to add to this.. But just wanted to say, I really like your white pullet.. [​IMG]
     
  10. itsiebitsiefarm

    itsiebitsiefarm Professional Egg Stacker

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    When you bought them...were you looking for show, or breeder quality?? Or just pretty yard chickens, for egg production?? They are nice enough, for your family to enjoy watching them mosey around the yard/coop. But for show or breeder quality...sorry, none of them are up to par. [​IMG]
     

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