Mottled Cochin Bantams

BLaBauve

Songster
10 Years
Jun 14, 2009
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14
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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!



 

pbjmaker

Crowing
11 Years
May 9, 2008
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Central Iowa
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 !?!
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
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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
 

pbjmaker

Crowing
11 Years
May 9, 2008
5,554
13
263
Central Iowa
That's interesting - opposite of d'uccles white spangles increasing as they mature. I learned something new today


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

pamperedpoultry

CHICKENFIED
10 Years
Jan 28, 2009
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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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monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/21968_dsc_0439.jpg

I cant wait for my babies to hatch from your birds
 

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