Is he poor quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Moochie, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's not full grown but does he look poor quality? If so, can you post a pic of a show quality splash cochin and point out the differences for me? I'm just curious how to tell show from poor, I don't really see a whole lotta difference [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    He doesn't seem to have much of a cushion.

    And sadly, that's the end of my cochin knowledge.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I don't know anything about show quality, but it's a cutie! How old is it?
     
  4. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmm, good question... Around 3 in a half to 4 months.
     
  5. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still time for a cushion.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's pretty young, but yes, he hardly has a cushion at all. He should look like a big 'ol basketball with a head and feathered feet. But, he still has some growing to do.
     
  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
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    It can take up to 18 months for a STD cochin to mature. he is looking good so far [​IMG]
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I agree- he's right on schedule to be a big beautiful roo. Keep your eyes peeled for red that sometimes shows up in the wings as they mature- that's what you don't want.
     
  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:I agree- he's right on schedule to be a big beautiful roo. Keep your eyes peeled for red that sometimes shows up in the wings as they mature- that's what you don't want.

    don't worry he still has a way to grow before we can really judge him [​IMG]
    punky
     
  10. cochinman2005

    cochinman2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Too young to tell much about type.

    Question: What color are his feet? Tops and bottoms? They are supposed to be yellow, but look to be green/willow. If green/willow, that would be color foreign to the breed and a DQ in the show hall.
     

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