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The Cochin Contest! ~*CLOSED*~

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by HorseFeathers, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    "Cochins were a world-wide sensation when they were first developed. They are credited for initiating the "Hen Craze"- a period from the 1880s through the early 1900s when people began breeding chickens for aesthetic, not production, traits."
    -Pocketful of Poultry by Storey Publishers

    Now these friendly, round birds are a welcome addition to any backyard flock. Come on, everyone- I know tons of people have Cochins (we hope to acquire some soon ourselves). So go on! Get outside and snap some pics!

    Rules
    1. Fill out entry form below. (If there is not an entry form to go along with your submission it cannot be counted.)
    2. Please post no more than 3 entries, each of a different bird.
    3. Most importantly, have fun and please be courteous to all other members. Happy posting!

    Entry Form
    Name:
    Gender:
    Color:
    Quick Story/Fact (optional):

    Judging
    5-2nd place will be awarded, as well as a Best of Show, who will receive the prize.

    Judges
    1. HorseFeathers
    2. PineBurrowPeeps
    3. Barnyard
    4. jay1995
    5. Master S.M.C
    Stand in Judge: Chookies Rox

    Prize
    One ChickenSketch to Best of Show.​
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2009
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Entry Form
    Name: Elvis
    Gender: Cock
    Color: Mottled
    Quick Story/Fact (optional): The kids and I attended our first Florida Sunshine Classic (APA/ABA) poultry event in Jan '08. Nothing doing, but to come home with Elvis. HE is the cause of this unshakable chicken obsession!!!...which led me to by seconardary obsession-BYC! [​IMG] Although, Elvis passed away a month ago, he loved bug hunting in my favorite flower bed--which is where I snapped this photo. Caught him in the act! Isn't he proud of himself??? RIP, buddy!

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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Aww, he was beautiful. I'm sorry to hear he passed away.
     
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Name: Cher
    Gender: Pullet (hatched Aug '08)
    Color: Black (Frizzle Cochin Bantam)
    Quick Story/Fact (optional): This is my DD's favorite. Cher came to us from a hatchery as a chick. She and my DD quickly bonded and has become her favorite to use for Showmanship in local 4H events. I tease my DD because my son spends quite a bit of his money of high quality birds. She spent $2 to buy Cher. And of all the birds we have, Cher comes home with the biggest prizes!! [​IMG] Never say a hatchery bird can't do it!


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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Name: Priscilla
    Gender: Pullet (hatched July '08)
    Color: Black (Cochin Bantam)
    Quick Story/Fact (optional): After our Elvis lost his lifetime mate, we began the hunt for his new love. Priscilla came to us last fall, shortly after hatching and quickly bonded to Elvis. Her best friend (since his passing) is Cher! Cher is quickly showing the ropes on how to spoil herself as a proper Diva!

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  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Entry Form
    Name: Pueff
    Gender: Female
    Color: Blue
    Quick Story/Fact (optional): I got Pueff as a setting hen 2 years ago. She went broody ONE time and wound up being too big for the nestbox. Haven't gotten a single chick to hatch under her! lol! So much for being a setting hen!

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  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Wow! Not even half an hour and already four entries! Nice! Thanks all! Never had such a popular contest, LOL...
     
  8. horselover98

    horselover98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! this is my cochin:


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    Name:Chocolate
    Gender:female
    Color:Brown
     
  9. Beautiful birds so far! Can't wait to help judge! [​IMG]

    Now, who can tell me the proper pronunciation of Cochin? I have looked at alot of them, in person, online, etc. I really do like them, but I have heard it said two different ways, even by people in the same show!
    I have heard Co-chin and Cot-chin [​IMG] Odd huh? I would think it would be said how it's spelled, BUT after reading the Leghorn thread last week Who Knows?! lol
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  10. Settler'sDreamFarm

    Settler'sDreamFarm █ [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    Ontario, Canada :)
    Is it for bantam and large fowl?
     

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