After moving I started a new flock this year. Even though I have owned chickens before this is my first time with bantams, cochins, and broodies (Other then the surprise chicks lol). I have 1 silver laced and 1 golden laced chochin, and a black tailed buff japanese that were hatched the first week of august. I have a buff cochin and a bantam EE that hatched a month or two later later. They are IDEAL birds. So to the more experienced owners I have these questions. 1. I know cochins are supposed to be great moms. Do colors have anything to do with it? What about the EE and the Japanese, will they get broody like the cochins? 2. What are the chances of them successfully hatching their first time? (I don't mind brooding the chicks myself, I just want an incubator lol) 3. Is it likely they will go broody this spring? They haven't layed yet and I expect them to wait until spring for that. I am wanting to buy hatching eggs on here and set them this spring.