Mottled Cochin Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BLaBauve, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Hello! I am new to Cochins and I picked up a few 10 week old Mottled Cochin Bantams today. They all have a lot of white on them. . . is that normal for this breed? I've never seen one with this much white, are they poor quality? Either way I adore them, I was just curious what others thought. Oh, and they are bullies to my other girls, even though they are new! What is that, bantam complex?

    Any comments are appreciated!

    Thanks!

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  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    Wow that is a lot of white! They look like oreo cookies. But they are very pretty and look soft even in a picture. I don't know anything about how mottleds molt out as they grow, but I do know with mille fleur d'uccles they get even more white each time they molt.

    I love that first picture where he has his head cocked to one side "You lookin' at me !?!
     
  3. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

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    The older they get the more black they get.
    Heres a pic with a few mottleds a lil bit older than yours
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    and here they are almost a year old
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  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    the white will go away on there final molt into adult hood and don't judge them quickly it takes time for the mottling to appear up to a year
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    That's interesting - opposite of d'uccles white spangles increasing as they mature. I learned something new today [​IMG]

    Good since I got some mottled cochin eggs in the mail this afternoon!!!
     
  6. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Thanks for the replies! Well, I'll be sad when the white is gone, I like it!
     
  7. pamperedpoultry

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    Quote:actaully they loose alot of the white in their first molt then their secon molt the get more white... here is a pic with hens that have gone through their first and the one with more white has went through her second.

    The one on the left is the 2nd molt hen she's spotted like that all over, the 2 on the right are the 1st time molts.. so they kinda loose the white then get it back..lOL

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  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:actaully they loose alot of the white in their first molt then their secon molt the get more white... here is a pic with hens that have gone through their first and the one with more white has went through her second.

    The one on the left is the 2nd molt hen she's spotted like that all over, the 2 on the right are the 1st time molts.. so they kinda loose the white then get it back..lOL

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