Which Cochin roo has better type and are either show quality?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SpeckledPullet, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two roosters and only want to keep one. I'd like opinions on which is the better bird and if either are of show quality. Color and feather type (one is frizzled) do not matter to me - strictly type. However, I'm having a very hard time telling the type on the frizzle since the feathers are so different. This is my first frizzle and I'm far from knowledgeable as it is. [​IMG] He has not been bathed and his feathers are a bit oily, which doesn't help either.

    They are both bantam cochins. The solid black is 1.5-2 years of age. The frizzle is not even a year old yet.

    Also, the frizzle I thought was blue. However, after his last molt I noticed a few white tips to his feathers around his feet and one on each wing tip. Is he going to mottle out?

    Here is the solid black roo:


    Here is the frizzle cockeral:


    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
  2. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump [​IMG]
     
  3. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump again
     
  4. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    the black one looks very nice
    I can't tell you much about the frizzle sorry
     
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  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but to me they both look like they have longish backs and are a bit lacking in cushion.
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Go with the non frizzle. I don't think frizzle and Cochin go together. Actually I don't think frizzle and anything go together. [​IMG]
     
  8. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Racuda - I actually think the Frizzle isn't quite as long, but the way his feathers lay make him look longer. Or am I imagining things? That IS a possibility, haha.

    Draye - LOL, I actually like frizzles. They're neat in a very odd sort of way [​IMG]
     
  9. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep the first guy all the way. [​IMG]
     
  10. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep the smooth male, but they are a little far from SQ though! IMO

    I dont know that the one will be mottled... COULD! but some strains of of black/blue do get white tips and usually this means that they will carry a good green sheen.
     

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