I want to see your Murray McMurray hatchery stock Giant Cochins!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LMEggs, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    I know a guy that is selling murray McMurray hacthery stock giant cochin partridges and they are so hard to find around here... I didn't much want hatchery stock but if they are decent enough to work with even... And hes a bit far out and no pictures to see so its go or no go. Soo I wanna see the quality of Giant Cochins from MM!

    I wasn't sure where exactly to post this so...
     
  2. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the Giant Partridge Cochins I got from Murray McMurray.

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  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    I am confused by the term "Giant Cochin", does that mean large fowl (as opposed to bantams)?
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Ya I believe it is Large Fowl.. I think it is one of those Hatchery term to make them sound bigger or better than the standard Large Fowl..
    To me there not that a "Giant" as far as Cochins go.. [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  5. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mahroni has some that his wife says are bigger than the dog. [​IMG] Maybe you can get some eggs from him?
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Giant and standard are the same thing. IMO Partridge cohcins still need alot of work. The ones I had, and sold, had gorgeous coloring, but the leg feathering left much to be desired. I still have one partridge roo (from a breeder) and he is HUGE. But again- the inside of his legs are naked. I had to get 3 BBS girls from Meyer (MPC) because I had way too many roos. One of them ended up with crazy color- almost black-laced-blue.

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  7. Pathfinders

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    I'm going to ask ABA/APA judge Matt Lhamon who he thinks has the best LF Part Cochins. He used to breed them, and may have some now. I'll get back to you when I hear.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw some GIANT cochins at our county fair this year. They were far bigger than any of the other standard variety chickens. [​IMG] GORGEOUS! I don't know where they came from, but most people around these parts just have hatchery birds...
     
  9. Pathfinders

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    Show quality Cochins are just HUMONGEOUS. I can see how they'd be thought of as giant.
     
  10. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered blue standards from MM this spring. out of 10 I have two nice ones the rest are ok but lack leg feathering. I bought some roos with massive feathering so hopefully this willl improve.
     

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