Large Fowl Cochin Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rtroxel, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

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    a few more

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  2. jnmerwin

    jnmerwin Out Of The Brooder

    Here is some pics of my bunch and what a bunch it is. I'm sort of like Noah's ark. I have 4 brown/reds. 2 buff, 2 white, 2 partridge, 1 blue, 1 blue splash, 1 black, and 1 silver lace. I just had 6 more hatch and can't wait to see what colors they grow up to be!!

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  3. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Jnmerwin very pretty birds. I like the brown in the second picture. Nice Rooster too.

    Jim Heinz, here are a few pictures of the Blue Cochin hatched from your eggs. The girls will soon be laying. They will be covered by the Blue roo Samson I posted earlier.
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    The third girl from your eggs is a splash. She likes my Birchen roo
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    That's a Bo Garret white in the back.
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    One of the blue girls again
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    Same girl different pose
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  4. mrheinz77

    mrheinz77 New Beginnings Poultry

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    Wow. Thanks for showing them. They look really nice.
     
  5. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I'm really pleased with them too. I love the darker blue.

    I purchased eggs for Blue cochin from Bo Garrett's Blue pens and will have more pullets and a few cockerels to choose from also. They are only 3.5 months old and are filling out nicely. Will post pictures tomorrow.
     
  6. Bo Garrett

    Bo Garrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw the picture of the cockerel on the Okies thread and he has very nice rich leaden blue color. Yes, they will be huge, mine are massive and still growing. I hatched quite a few large mottleds this year but I am not too happy with the heads on them, the combs are a bit messy and need work, this is something I have noticed in all the breeding lines of large mottleds I have ever seen.

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  7. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Bo, here are more photos of those that hatched from your eggs...most are dark blue. There are a few black and one lighter blue.
    I think I know which are pullets and which are cockerels...

    Size comparison...Cockerel vs pullet..a few of the cockerels are the size of the pullet...so may actually be pullets.....[​IMG]

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    Cockerel ? pullet looking at the neck feathering. Great feathering on the feet.
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    This one may be a smaller dark cockerel. It is much smaller
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    Another pullet
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    Fluiffy Blue pullet
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    Big dark cockerel and pullet in the background
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    Lt blue cockerel and back of a black cockerel
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    Front of black cockerel
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    Iowa splash pullet and Garret black cockerel. She is 7 months old and he is 4.5 months old.
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  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    You guys are making me want to get some largefowl Cochins again! ;)
     
  9. Bo Garrett

    Bo Garrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gee, do I need to box some up and ship them to PA???? Those Langshans don't have near enough feathers, cochins will fix that quickly :)
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Haha! You might have to! I do so love the Cochins...

    Killing me over here! The last venture with them did not end well. Every so often you have to get back in that saddle!
     

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