Laced Cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yotetrapper, May 10, 2008.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ya'll. Last year, in search of a broody, I bought a lil golden laced cochin banty from a swap meet. She was real cute, and within a week was on a nest. Halfway through, a coon got in and killed her! I took great pleasure in killin that coon!

    Anyhow, this year I ordered 6 golden laced cochin banties and 4 silver laced standards.

    Anyone else have these chickens? Dont know what it is, but something about these chickens just really grabbed me, they're my favorite now.

    Any info about this breed would be cool, as I only had the one for a couple weeks, and the ones I have now are still babies.
     
  2. jessica117

    jessica117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really know about the bantams, but I have the standards. I have one golden laced, one blue, 2 white, one black, 2 partridge, 1 blue partridge, and 3 babies that look like they're going to be white with black speckles (we mixed a black hen and a white roo.)

    I love my cochins. They are one of the friendliest breeds you can have. They're great mothers, though if the go broody when you don't want them to they can be kinda hard to break. They are really easy to keep as you don't need fences higher than about 3-4 feet to keep them contained because they can't fly. I let mine free range most of the time, but when I'm trying to keep colors straight for breeding it's great.

    My roosters are wonderful. Right now they are both playing surrogate mothers. I had chicks that were just too big to go be in the brooder in the house so I split them up and put half with each roo in a pen. They started showing them what to eat and even let them curl up underneath them in their houses at night. I have never heard of a rooster doing that.

    Jess
     
  3. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. I have ten cochins now, the 4 standards and 6 banties. I also have a frizzle and a silkie. The little gold laced banties are the most inquisitive of my chicks, always cocking their little heads watching me.

    That's really neat about the rooster dads LOL.
     
  4. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    The "fathering" instinct is not uncommon in birds. I read somewhere that capons (neutered roosters) are excellent surrogate mothers. I don't recall if this included sitting on eggs.

    I also had bobwhite quails and the hen died. The male sat on the eggs and raised the chicks.
     

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