Quality of McMurray cochins?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by horsecrazy, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. horsecrazy

    horsecrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    central CA
    has anyone ordered bantam cochins from mcmurray? on a scale of 1-10 (1 being world's ugliest chicken, 10 being world champ cochin) what are they? if you have pics that would be fantastic.

    I know if I want SQ chickens to just get them from a breeder, but I am probably not going to be showing and it is so much easier to just get them from a hatchery.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  2. CochinLover

    CochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    I ordered lots of birds from McMurray and the cochins were good. My partridge roo recieved only seconds though and my blue hen turned splash. Also a roo though gorgeous turned splash too. so i dont know if u want blues from them. My black cochins were always too big but again gorgeous. soooo if ur going to get anyone i suggest mcmurray. i didnt like ideal
  3. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2008
    Western Colorado
    I have liked mine from McMurray. Typey (though I also had off-color) and friendly.
  4. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Norma Jean was absolutely beautiful and friendly. While not a bantam, she was HUGE!!! I got all my chickens from McMurray, and have put in another order for 50 chicks for the first week of March.

    RIP Norma Jean:

  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
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  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    I also think Norma Jean is a Langshan, not a Cochin.
  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    My first bantam cochins were blacks from McMurray. Out of the 4 I got 2 girls, Dolly and Sissy. I got them at the end of Jan in 2005. You can tell they are cochins, but have tails instead of the nice mounds of Show Cochins.

    **Dolly at 1 year old, Jan 06
    **Sissy at 1 year old, Jan 06

    This was Dolly last year with her first Brood. She was great momma to all 9 of her babies.
    **Dolly and babies

    Both laides are still here and will be all their lives. Dolly is smaller then Sissy, but that is only because she got Cocci as a 2 month old and was stunted.

  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    And Norma Jean is definately a White Langshan. I got 3 of those from MM in 2006. I lost MoMo and Girly last year to poison. Ms. Langsy is here and part of "used to be" layer flock(retired pets).

    The slate legs and body stance are a dead give away on breed for langshan.

  9. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    OK, what's the difference between a Langshan and a cochin? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I thought any chicken with feathers on their feet were cochins????????????

    OK, Matt, you said the slate legs and body stance. I guess I should read the posts all the way through..
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  10. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Quote:In standards there are lots of breeds with feathered feet. Some are more feathered then others. A few are:
    Sultans, and
    French Marans .

    I linked each name to the feathersite page for that breed.


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