Mottled/Blue/Black Cochin eggs are here!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I can't wait to put them in! But I will!! I was REALLY surprised...I was horror-struck when I got the box....It was SMUSHED!! But 28 eggs, not a single crack!! I got them from eggbid so I got them at a good price too!

    Wish me luck!

    Crystal
     
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I hatched some of those same eggs out this spring. They are really pretty chicks. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    How was your hatch rate?
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I cant remember how many actually were fertile. Out of 20+ eggs I have eight chicks. Get this, 7 hens 1 rooster. So, Im really happy with her pullet ratio. [​IMG] Heres a few of them. I think I even got a Splash Mottled. [​IMG]
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  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I would LOVE that ratio!! Beautiful babies, too! Can't wait to see what I get!
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Christina that is a awesome ratio.
    Cher, I hope you have a great hatch. How many are you putting in.
     
  7. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I got 28 eggs Bama! So, my first incubator will be full! Don't worry, I have 2 more to fill! I'm still waiting to hear about your orp eggs! I can't wait!!

    Crystal
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:Sending hatching pullet vibes your way. [​IMG]
     
  9. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Oh thank you, Christina! I need those! DH says I can only keep one roo per breed, so I'm hoping to not have many extra roos! He just doesn't wanna build another run!

    Crystal
     
  10. Ohh, those are cute chicks! I want blue mottled Cochins here! Do you have a pic of the splash mottled?
    I wouldn't consider that a great hatch, but I'd be tickled with the M/F ratio [​IMG]
    Lisa
     

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