Which color Cochin rooster(s) to keep?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven males and nine females. There are colombian males and females, black males and females and barred males. I plan to keep one or maybe two of the cockerels. Which color males would best go with colombian and black females? Barred, black or colombian?
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the absence of knowledgeable feedback, I'll keep a colombian and a barred male and cull the rest.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Too bad you don't have barred pullets. You could get sex links.

    The barred male will result in all barred offspring. The Columbian will result in black offspring with the black females, and obviously Columbian with those females.
     
  4. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic! Thank you. I can live with those outcomes. They are only four weeks old and so maybe barred females might still appear.
     

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