Wonder what I would get if........

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I crossed mt Mottled Houdan Rooster on a Cochin/Orpington Cross ?????? It would either be really cute [​IMG] or so [​IMG] only a mother could love it.

    I am seriously thinking about trying.......[​IMG]
  2. Anne

    Anne Songster

    Feb 11, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    I say do it... you'd probably get a variety of different looks in the offspring... some cute and some not-so-much.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    If you do it let us know what happens and please post pics [​IMG]
  4. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    What color is the cochin/orp?

    The offspring likely have 5 toes, black with some color bleeding thru(more or less like Black Star would not be a surprise), some with feathering on legs some not, all have a small crest.

    Kind of more or less like every cross between a crested breed and a non crested. Except this probably will produce large- largish birds as adults.

    No mottling in the cross chicks.
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    The "Orchins" honestly look like you took a buff orp head and stuck it on a cochin body [​IMG]
    Their heads are Buff and bodies are black. I have a cockerel and Pullet. The Cockerel has some gold lacing in some of his feathers. The pulet is seriously two halves stuck together. They have feathers on their legs/feet just not as heavy as a cochin.
    I posted pics in the post on crosses. Their is a post somewhere with my Houdan "Larry" in it, he would be the one I would keep.

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