How to breed Cochin bantams for Calico and Mille Fleur colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by J Croom, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. J Croom

    J Croom In the Brooder

    Jan 30, 2017
    I’ve been unsuccessful finding Calico or Mille Fleur Cochin bantams in northwest TN. What color Cochins do you cross to get that coloring?

    J Croom
    Martin, TN
  2. AndyCap

    AndyCap Songster

    Hello, sorry this response is so late but the colours/patterns needed would be mottled, columbian, also some patterning is necessary.

    To start i would find the best typed buff columbians you can get your hands on and then breed in the mottling gene. For that the best pattern would be mottled partridge/penciled, or mottled columbian if you could find it.

    Columbian would have the patterning genes necessary (Pg and Co) so all you would have to do is add in mottling gene (mo) and go from there. If you want more techincal advice please ask.


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