How to make a Polish Cochin cross.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmboy1, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. farmboy1

    farmboy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wanting to cross a golden laced Polish with a golden laced Cochin, and I don't know if I should use a Polish rooster with Cochin hens or Cochin rooster with Polish hens? And was wondering If anybody had any thoughts or resons to go one way vs the other? I'm wanting to end up with a chicken that has a Cochin like body with feathered feet and a crest. Thanks
     
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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Makes no difference.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    If I were to try this and had hens and roosters of both kinds, I would do it both ways and see which I liked the best........Pop
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Me too.
     
  5. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tryed this with Gl wyandotte roo x Gl polish hen.
    The chicks turned out having very thick dark gold lacing, they almost looked solid black except in their wings.
    They had very small crest / tassel like crest, & were bearded.
    Really liked their tails. Overall they looked kind of like faverolles as far as type. [​IMG]
     
  6. farmboy1

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    Does anyone else think that I would end up with more black than golden laced and if so what other colors might I try.
     
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

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    Cross the F1s together and you should get better lacing on some of them.
     
  8. farmboy1

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    You mean the GL Polish rooster with GL Cochin hens?
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    I've been reading about genes and learned that GL Polish and GL Cochin color genes are different and won't turn out with the right gold lacing. I was wondering what would happen if I crossed a buff laced Polish with a buff cochin?
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Cross the babies together. Male from the first mating to female of the first mating.





    I've been reading about genes and learned that GL Polish and GL Cochin color genes are different and won't turn out with the right gold lacing. I was wondering what would happen if I crossed a buff laced Polish with a buff cochin?

    Mostly buff some with lacing.​
     

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