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Standard cochin people- I need your Help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    I was wondering if I should show any of there Standard cochins?
    cockbird #1[​IMG]
    cockbird # 2[​IMG]
    and heres a bunch of hen pictures
  2. chickens112

    chickens112 Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Cuero Tx
    Your hens are beautiful. As for the roosters I would show the 2nd rooster. His comb looks a lot better than the first rooster's comb. It has the correct number of points. Which i think is 5 for cochins. But that is my opinion.
  3. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    What a nice looking bunch. The second roo is quite the looker I'd show him.
  4. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    They are all beautiful. It looks as though both roosters only have 4 points. They should have 5. I cannot see their feet so I cannot comment on them. They should be yellow or at least the bottoms all yellow. I think I like the shape of the 2nd roo better than the first but it may just be the picture. It is also hard to judge overall size on the pic.

    The black hens look nice. However, I see a couple pretty large combs. I prefer the smaller ones. Again, it is really hard to tell in pics.

    Your birds are very nice. I would enter them into a local show to start and see how they do. Talk to the judge afterwards and ask their opinion, usually they will talk to you. You can learn alot this way. By the way, where did you get your birds from?
  5. Nice birds! [​IMG] The combs on the roos should have 5 points and it shouldn't flop to either side at all. Also, the back of the comb should grow smoothly into the head. It looks like the roos are probably in the breeding pen with the hens. Their tails are probably all "mussed up" from breeding. Several months before you show them they should be penned separately from the hens so their tail feathers can grow in and cover the underfluff.

    I agree that the hens should have as small a comb as possible.

    All in all...some great looking standard cochins!!
  6. chickens112

    chickens112 Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Cuero Tx
    I just wanted to share pics of some of my birds.
    A splash cochin hen
    And my partridge cochin rooster.

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