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My very first Mille Fleur Bantam Cochins have arrived!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BluffCountryShepherdess, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. BluffCountryShepherdess

    BluffCountryShepherdess Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    Houston, MN
    I posted to my blog: http://shepherdsvoice.blogspot.com pictures and the story of the arrival of my very first started pair of Mille Fleur cochins. You could say that I'm maybe, just a little, excited....

    Lots of photos to follow!!

    Nancy K
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009

  2. Blueggchick

    Blueggchick ♥Dar's Blue Bayou Chicks♥

    Apr 18, 2009
    SE LA
    They are beautiful! Congrats. [​IMG]
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    LOL< so excited, she posted it twice! LOL Congrats! I really do not want to be a nay-sayer, but both of them could use more cushion. They seem really flat in the tail area. Love the coloring on the female, even though it is darker than I would have selected. Looks like they will be a good start, now just to work on the type
  4. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Songster

    Jul 22, 2009
    Mountain View, CA
    gorgeous! where did you get them?
  5. hippichick

    hippichick Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    They're very nice, Nancy. You should be excited. I've got a couple of Millies from Josh, and they're great birds. He's doing a great job with them, and so are lots of other people. I've also got some from Lynne(wwmicasa1) and AmazonDoc. This color pattern has really come a long way, thanks to all of them, and many others. Enjoy them!
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Wow they are lovely! Good for you![​IMG]
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    They are very lovely and have some of the best looking cushions on mille fleur cochins I have seen in the US. Don't sweat the comments about that. This is a project and you won't find nicer typed birds unless you import from the United Kingdom. [​IMG]

  8. BluffCountryShepherdess

    BluffCountryShepherdess Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    Houston, MN
    Thank you, everyone! I am SO in love with my Cochins. Both the Mille Fleur AND the Black. What wonderful, beautiful birds they are. I know the Millies are a 'work in progress' and will use my blacks as a guide as to what to selct for...

    I have a trio on order from Lynne and a pair from one other breeder. I intend to keep all three lines seperate ~ at least initially ~ so that I can learn the strenghts and weaknesses of each. At some point in the future, I MAY decided to breed the best from one line to the best of another. But for now, each will remain distinct. I will seek the advise of those who have put in the time to bring this glorious variety of Cochins to the point it is today ~ and I will do my very best to move it even closer to meeting the standard of our beloved breed.

    There will be frequent updates and photos on my blog (as well as lots of pictures of my beautiful ~ if somewhat neglected ~ SHEEP!). Stop by anytime and feel free to leave a comment!

    Nancy K.
  9. Lee Gee

    Lee Gee In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009
    Ithaca, NY
    Nice birds. I am just starting out as well. Let's all keep talking, questioning, encouraging and sharing info and pics.
  10. Bleepmunk

    Bleepmunk Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Beautiful birds!! I got a couple of Mille Fluer bantamn chicks that I'm growing up as my first Mille Fluer Cochins! Congratulations!! WHere did you get them?
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009

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