How to get Mottled Cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BethAnnsBantams, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. BethAnnsBantams

    BethAnnsBantams Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2009
    What does it take to produce a Mottled Cochin bantam? Is it more rare than the splash?
  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    To make a mottled cochin from scratch, if they aren't available, one would need to find the very best black cochin available & outcross to a mottled variety of a breed which is as close to the type of a cochin as possible. The mottling gene would not really show in the first generation, though there might be some white flecks. Next cross first generation together & all things being equal, in the region of 25% of their offspring would be mottled. Breed the mottled offspring closest to cochin type to best available purebreed black cochins & repeat process until the mottled offspring conform to type for cochins. [​IMG]
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm


    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    It would be much easier to go buy some Mottled Cochins. There are lots of good ones out there.
    But, if you don't have anything else to do for the next 10+ years do it this way.
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:One of the European judges was telling us that it took 15+ years to "create" a variety of Silkies this weekend.... and there is still only 30 of those birds on the ground that are breeding true! I was AMAZED!
  6. BethAnnsBantams

    BethAnnsBantams Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2009
    So a mottled Cochin has a different breed in it's background? Is it the same with the splash? Beth
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most breeds have other breeds in their backgrounds at some point.
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    Quote:no... different genes altogether..

    splash = homozygous blue/ carrying 2 copies of the dominant blue genes

    mottle = homozygous for recessive mottle genes.

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