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What do you get when a Cochin rooster is bed to a Rhode Island Red hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FFA 4-H Raised, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. FFA 4-H Raised

    FFA 4-H Raised Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you get when you breed a black Cochin rooster to a Rhode Island red hen I was hatching some eggs and she must not have had all the semon out of her system because what I have sure aren't pure breed rhode islands!
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    You get mixed breed birds. Mostly black, with red leakage. Straight combs, yellow legs with light feathering.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I also agree.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  6. CasiLBrown

    CasiLBrown New Egg

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    Are they generally good chicks? I will be attempting the same. As I have 4 Rhode Island Reds and 1 black feather footed cochin. Are they good egg layers or more for poultry? Any advice?
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    The resulting pullets should be better layers than the Cochins, but not quite as good as the Rhode Island Reds.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     

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