Standard Buff Cochins

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by horsekeeper, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. horsekeeper

    horsekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been finding it difficult to locate any standard size buff cochins from breeders. Who has hatchery cochins and what is their quality like? I'm trying not to end up with something that looks like a leghorn with feathered legs. Show quality isn't necessary, but I would like to have a backyard flock that is the right size and shape to start with. Any recommendations? Pictures would be great if anyone has buffs.
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have buff cochin bantam hens from murray mcmurray no they aren't LF but they are gorgeous, good feathering on the feet conform to body type pretty well, they are a little smaller than my other cochin bantam hens but they are nice.... I will post a picture tomorrow when I get home from work
     
  3. horsekeeper

    horsekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. That would be helpful. It is the one thing I don't like about McMurray is that they don't have pictures of their actual birds.
     
  4. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochin bantams that I got from them I was and am really impressed with. Very healthy birds and hearty which can be a problem with hatcheries where their birds could be a little more fragile... and of course they are gorgeous
     
  5. Hay Belly

    Hay Belly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a LF buff Cochin cockerel from McMurray. He is gorgeous, has so many feathers I didn't catch his curled toes.

    For feathers alone I would recommend McMurray for this type. I will upload pics tomorrow. This little guy is the favorite of my neighborhood, shame I'll probably end up putting him in a pot.
     
  6. horsekeeper

    horsekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is he for size? I am hoping to improve the size of my current birds.
     
  7. Hay Belly

    Hay Belly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell, he was born 2/14/17 and I've not raised many Cochins so I don't know how he rates. He does have curled toes though :( Regardless, I am going to keep him to get a couple chicks with my Buff Laced Brahma once just for the heck of it. I think he looks good for a free McMurray Cochin; he's a fluffy butt.


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