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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:42 pm 
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What a fascinating profile! And such fantastic pictures.
I had no idea about this breed before.
I am particularly interested in the buffs and the fact that they bleach out. Is there a close relationship to the Orpingtons?
Apart from the obvious difference with feathered legs, I mean.
I must say that I was, in particular, impressed by both the blue and the cuckoos.

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Hi Merridith,

Yes the Orpington was bred from a cross with Cochins and other breeds, buff and black in particular.

We hope to have a showing of Cochins at THE Brahma show at Yass N.S.W queens birthday weekend this year, glad you liked the profile. Buffs are the best type in the various colours avail at the moment


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The Brahma Club of Aust has taken the important step to support the Cochin breed and has formed the Cochin Breeders Group of Australia and which is affiliated with the Brahma Club of Australia. The Secretary is Belinda Dickson and her email is brahma.aust@gmail.com We will be having a combined show with Brahmas at Yass N.S.W mid june 2010. Championship Awards for Best Buff, Res Buff, Best A.O.C Cochin, Best Cochin in show and res in show.

Membership is only $15.00 and there is a quartly newsletter with a section dedicated to Cochins. So if you are interested in Cochins or breed them and want to be part of a fantastic club which is friendly and looks after everyone please email Belinda for a membership form. Come and be a part of these historic breeds and this club which is a first for Australia.

See You in June at Yass.

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I think these will be worth keeping for a few years. Though these pictures don't really do the depth of the bottle green/ black justice, I think the black on black makes for a much darker richer ground colour on these youngsters. :smt023 I would just like to add that is a superb looking buff pullet fantastic type and carriage!!! :claps: :claps: :claps: :thumbs:

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Very nice 2009 Champions Cochin Man, are they yours? I'm guessing they are. :D Well done to get both pullet and male champion. It would make the effort all the more worthwhile.

Quick question, are cochins meant to have longer legs? I only ask because a came across these old photographs. http://www.poultryphotos.co.uk/Cochin_Montage/p1785230_8231190.aspx

I know you've said you're still developing them, but I'm wondering if the pictures are correct, as they use the same configuration of photos for the Australorps also. :lol:

I thought you'd be the right person to ask.

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In answer to your question Christine the Cochin has changed as have other breeds quite a bit over the years. The early birds tended to be sparse in footfeather and much higher in the leg. The modern cochin is much more profusely feathered all over and tends to be a bit shorter in leg but should not be like a Pekin and sit on the ground.

The Brahma is much taller in the leg and shank which mkes them look a bigger bird but generally weigh around the same.

Thanks for the complement on the win it was a nice tribute to a great weekend


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Well I'm sure you've earned it cochin man. I have to confess, if it wasn't for your and Timbo's input, this breed may have passed my radar altogether. Which would've been a shame.

I hope you two continue to talk and share your cochin endeavours, because they don't get as much exposure as other breeds.

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Hi Timbo,

One thing i really like about your birds is thier leg colour lovely yellow legs.

Cheers


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Well there is one thing for sure Timbo there is no stopping you. WE in Australia are still working on the buffs we are nearly there however.

Blues will be my next challange as I have always loved the colour and have always felt you need to love somthing to really go on with it.

What do the U.K Cochin club think about these new colours?


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The Cochin Man wrote:

What do the U.K Cochin club think about these new colours?


They say why do you want to bother trying for new colours in cochins for? It wasn't that long ago we recognised a new colour! Iiiit was only 1958!!! :lol: :lol: :nail: :help:

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Hi Timbo,

One thing i really like about your birds is their leg colour lovely yellow legs.

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Christian


And that is one of the big problems with Cochins! White legs being dominant over yellow. The amount of really good type birds I have had to pass over because of skin/leg colour. I have discussed this problem with Paul (Cochinman) It's not an insurmountable problem. I gave away one of the best buff cockerels I have produced for type. His new owner won best in show at Morton in the marsh with him. Because his good points out wayed his bad. It's just like a lot of things in life, just when you think you are getting somewhere, the white leg comes back to bite you in the bum!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :aaargh: :aaargh:

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We are hopeing to get both leg colours recognised in Australia with preferance always given to the yellow leged bird providing it is similar to the other cochin it is competing with. If it is of much lesser quality then the white legged would win over it.

Because of the high proportion of Orpinton blood in our Cochins its difficult to get many with the yellow leg but with time we will hopefully get there.

What colour Cochin did you use over the Jubillee Orpinton Timbo? and keep producing new colours you are doing an awesome job and the more new colours the more interest you create in the breed which for a rare breed like Cochins has got to be good. I would put your name up for life member of the Cochin Club (U.K) but I am not a member so would not have the right to nominate you but I hope your work will one day be rewarded.

Keep us posted as to the next generation


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