What do you guys think of these Cochins?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Celtic Hill, May 18, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    We want a bantam hen to put in the pen with my OEGB hen. But there are no bantam hens i can find in CT for sale!!! lol I was on eggbid and i found a few cochins but there prices were a little high, so i wanted to see if they are worth investing that much money on to use as a partner hen or to use as a broody, and possibly for some fair shows for my brother?

    http://eggbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1274164251

    http://eggbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1274164487

    http://eggbid.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1274164487

    Thanks guys! Ian
     
  2. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    ops wrong spot! sorry
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The ones you're looking at are show birds. Are you wanting show birds or pet quality birds?

    I see you're wanting them for shows as well as pets. A good bird is only worth what someone will pay for them. If I were looking for strictly show birds and wanted them only for that, then I'd have no issue purchasing those birds for that price. If you're just wanting birds that don't cost much, don't really mind how they would do in a show...then I'd look elsewhere.
     
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  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

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    Those are top quality show birds, And worth every penny! Good luck with the fair [​IMG]
     
  5. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    I want something to be a buddy with my show bird, i don't plan on getting into cochins, but if i were to invest that much money into a hen, i would want atleast BQ... Make Sense?
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

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    Quote:Absolutely! They are very nice birds! Just check that their feet don't get clogged up with snow or mud [​IMG]
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Then I'd go for it! They are good birds! And as Blackbird said, make sure to keep their leg feathers clear of mud balls and snow balls! [​IMG]
     
  8. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Okay sounds good! They will be good broodys right?
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Nobody can guarantee that ANY bird will be a broody bird. But, bantam Cochins are well-known for their broodiness.
     

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