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12 years 8 months ago #20241 by charlotte1
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Do we have cochins in NZ a quick search revealed nothing. Saw them on the backyard poultry website and I like the look of them[^]

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12 years 8 months ago #298666 by Simkin
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Yes, there are. I'll pm you with some contact details.

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12 years 8 months ago #298934 by beedee
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In NZ they are known as Pekins

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12 years 8 months ago #298938 by Simkin
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beedee;282138 wrote: In NZ they are known as Pekins

Pekins are known as Cochin bantams in the USA. In New Zealand and Great Britain there are Pekins (true bantams) and Cochins (large fowls).

Check out www.rarebreeds.co.nz for Cochin breeders. The one in Ashburton has the best stock.

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12 years 8 months ago #298953 by Xartep
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I was looking on a Wyndotte website today and they were referred to as Cochins also...???
www.afn.org/~poultry/breeds/wyandott.htm

3 Cocker Spaniels, 1 Huntaway, 3 Cats, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cows, Ducks, Chickens, Bunnies - small petting zoo?:rolleyes::cool:

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12 years 8 months ago #298969 by judes
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Cochins in NZ are a large bird that look similar to favarolles without the muffs but with the feathered legs. They have been difficult to come by but there are some very good breeders around. I know of one and if you PM me I can give you contact details.

Jude
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12 years 8 months ago #298978 by Simkin
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The Cochin is an older breed than many other breeds and probably has been used to create many of todays breeds. The Buff Cochin definitely has been used in the creation of the Buff Orpington. Another old breed (from China as well) is the Black Langshan. They, too, have feathered legs and are excellent layers.

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12 years 8 months ago #299003 by charlotte1
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Thanks for your replies guys. I am not set up yet but will keep this in mind when I do.

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12 years 8 months ago #301388 by Xartep
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3 Cocker Spaniels, 1 Huntaway, 3 Cats, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cows, Ducks, Chickens, Bunnies - small petting zoo?:rolleyes::cool:

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12 years 8 months ago #301414 by charlotte1
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Thanks for that I did see the listing last night actually.

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12 years 8 months ago #301415 by Ghilly
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Just out of interest, what are they like at laying?

I refuse, point blank, to dispatch any of my chooks just because they stop laying. In my book, they have supplied us with eggs and when they no longer produce eggs they are entitled to retire.... I can't get any more to replace the non layers cos they don't like other chooks and kill them and besides, I have no idea who is laying and who is not... apart from Doris Day, she lays light brown eggs as opposed to the green eggs the Araucana lay.
I know this is daft but I feel that they have earned their retirement when they cease to lay.

I'm keeping a mental record of what chooks are good layers for the future. My girls are quite temperamental with laying. If one looses a feather due to moult, they all go out in sympathy and stop laying for months and months.

Gotta love 'em.

Yakut

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12 years 8 months ago #301438 by Simkin
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They are excellent layers but do go broody.

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