Show Quality? (Cochins)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickLover98, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    My LFC and BBC are almost 6 months old and haven't started laying yet. I know they aren't full grown yet, either, but it's about time I figure out if they are show quality or not so that I can start showing next year. I have 3 hens and a rooster in LFC and 1 BBC hen.

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    Shadow... LFC smooth

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    Cloudy... LFC Frizzle

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    Belle... LFC Frizzle

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    Onyx... LFC smooth cockerel

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    Rosie... BBC Frizzle

    Thanks!
     
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there nice looking make shure u breed for yellow legs went to show this weekend every cochin there had wrong color legs
     
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:They all have yellow bottoms of their feet, and theyre not done growing, so we'll have to see. I didn't take much notice to the leg color yet, but I will today. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They all have yellow bottoms of their feet, and theyre not done growing, so we'll have to see. I didn't take much notice to the leg color yet, but I will today. Thanks! [​IMG]

    standard states leggs are to be yellow, yes u can get away with just yellow pads but black feet are still fault
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:They all have yellow bottoms of their feet, and theyre not done growing, so we'll have to see. I didn't take much notice to the leg color yet, but I will today. Thanks! [​IMG]

    standard states leggs are to be yellow, yes u can get away with just yellow pads but black feet are still fault

    Ok, I'm going to go look today. It's hard to notice when they're out playing and their feathers cover their feet! [​IMG]
     
  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are beautiful birds....
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually the Standard for Black Cochin shanks calls for legs that are yellow OR black shading to yellow. Bottoms of the feet must show some yellow.
     
  8. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is right out standard
    shanks and toes
    male yellow or ducky yellow bottom of feet yellow
    female yellow or dusy yellow yellow perferred bottoms of feet yellow
    un less it been rewriten in the 2010 book
     
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  9. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    They all have yellow bottoms of their feet.

    Most of them have yellow based legs with greyish on top of it. It's really hard to tell, because of all of their feet fliff.
     
  10. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both blue and black cochins are allowed to have dark shaded legs as long as the bottoms of the feet are yellow.
     

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