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 Post subject: Re: Cochin Breed Profile
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:28 pm 
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I used Buff on jub orp for size and Jub orp on partridge for pattern gene (PG) and deep base colour.

It's strange that the orpington came from the cochin, but with it mating back, I have found I have mated yellow feathered F1 and F2 birds and still had trouble with white bare legged chicks coming out. I can only put it down to the dorking having some sort of leg feather inhibitor. as two breeds involved in the Orpington make up Cochin and croad langshans have feathered and semi feathered legs respectively. The dorking (which supposedly came over to Britain with the roman legions) is the only bare legged part of the make up.

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My observation Timbo re footfeathering is it is incompletly dominant. 1st x allways has leg feather but not always toe feather and only on outside one.

The 2 nd generation should give a bit of everything bare legs, sparse f/f and good f/f even middle toe.

The old books said F/F is a cumilitive gene in other words the more you bring into the mix the more you will get. I have birds with toe feather on all 4 toes that would go back to orpiongton but you are probably talking over 12 generations removed from the 1st x


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Yeh, I would agree with that as far as quantity of feathering. There are supposed to be three leg feathering gene's, thigh, hock and toes. But as you say they can have the feather on the toe, hock or thigh, but is the quantity that makes them look the business. :thumbs:

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Just gonna share some good news, one of my bred, Dorinda Fontana prepared and shown birds got second in the 2009 hatched birds class at the National Championship show at Stoneleigh. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:55 pm 
lovely tim.

tim with the feathers on feet and legs it something that sometimes need to really be worked on. sometimes the come easilly (luck) but generally it doesn't. i found the worst for leg feathering is joining up 2 different crossbred lines. for example one side might be pekin wyndotte the other pekin indian. both appear not too bad in leg feather, fluff and type but do the cross and everything falls to pieces it can be as bad as doing a total out cross. that is why you should breed heaps and be patient. this year i have been horrified at what has been lingering in the background that for some reason i did not see in the breeders. but at least i know. you get back to work and eventually the hard slog pays off. never be to quick to cull as you may throw the baby out with the bath water.


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Well K, he is the work of the two households you and Paul stayed at during your visi over here. Dorinda had more good news yesterday. She was awarded a Poultry Club of Great Britain bronze star as champion soft feather for a cuckoo cochin pullet. Daughter of that big lump of a cock bird Paul took a shine too. I've seen a picture on one of the sites with Paul holding him. I'll get Dodo to send some pictures later! :thumbs: Infact she may well have been from one of the eggs you transported up to Scotland for us. I'll have to check with her.

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These would have been little chicks when you were here Karen. The nice result of light cuckoo on dark. :thumbs:

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Hi Timbo,

You sure like to rub it in dont you, what I would give to have some of those other colours you have in the Cochins. Oh well I can always dream. Keep up the great work and keep us posted.

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can i ask a ? are cochin born with yellow legs or do they go yellow as they age i have some young ones and only just starting with them they have kind of yellow but i would say more pale
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:31 pm 
never judge chickens on leg colour. the feed of the parent and the feed you are feeding them have a strong influence.


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belgian girl wrote:
can i ask a ? are cochin born with yellow legs or do they go yellow as they age i have some young ones and only just starting with them they have kind of yellow but i would say more pale
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bg :grouphug:


They come from a trio: Cock Yellow Legged,One hen Yellow the other pale yellow more close to white.

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thanks kai

i am still learning about them didn't want to bug u with my dumb ?
they are doing great by the way and thank you so much again i just love them after waiting for so long to get them
i know with my rocks and some leghorns they start out one colour and go yellow as they grown and molt
hugs bg :grouphug: :grouphug:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:35 pm 
so has anyone got any photos of the different stages of growth? no one ever seems to do this with the breeds.


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uploading some now ruff

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cochin than u kai
hugs bg 2 girls and a boy we think
bg :chicks: :chicks:
this one is the boy i think named him sundown
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this one should be the bigger girl of the 2 sunshine
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this one should be buffy the little girl
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they are a bit older now so will take some more photos and am still learning about them so any thing you say will be taken on board leghorns i know and rocks and ancona brahma all good
cochin am in the dark

bg :chicks: :chicks:

its a mad house but i love it


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