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I would like to know a few things about the Cochin Bantam's history, including where it originated, what it was first called, how and when it came to the United States, etc. I've been searching the Internet, but have only been able to find information on the large-fowl Cochin. So, any information from Cochin Bantam breeders or other knowledgeable people would be greatly appreciated. :)

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Do you consider the pekin as the cochin like they seem to do in the UK?
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Originally Posted by Kelsie2290 View Post

Do you consider the pekin as the cochin like they seem to do in the UK?

 

Well, kind of... I've read that the Pekin is actually its own separate breed of chicken, though "Pekin" is also another name for the Cochin Bantam. I'm not sure how different the history of the real Pekin Bantam is as compared to the history of the so-called Pekin bantam which is really a Cochin bantam. 

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Originally Posted by BantamLover21 View Post
 

I would like to know a few things about the Cochin Bantam's history, including where it originated, what it was first called, how and when it came to the United States, etc. I've been searching the Internet, but have only been able to find information on the large-fowl Cochin. So, any information from Cochin Bantam breeders or other knowledgeable people would be greatly appreciated. :)

 

I've been wondering the same thing for a while I would be interested by what the other BYCers say.


Edited by Veer67 - 10/2/13 at 2:36pm

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Finches: 2 zebra finches ( Curry and Avire).

 Ferrets: Silvie and Blackie (also known as Booger).

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Chickens:1 Blue Andalusian, 1 EE, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 White Silkie, and 3 Cream Legbars 

Finches: 2 zebra finches ( Curry and Avire).

 Ferrets: Silvie and Blackie (also known as Booger).

 RIP : Sugar, Puzzle, Yeller, and recently Butter who were taken away by a fox. Silvie, summer 2015.

Soapy, 10/12/13 and Mellow, March 26, 2014.

http://http:/every-little-wing.blogspot....

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I've been wondering the same thing for a while I would be interested by what the other BYCers say.

 

Yeah, I mean every source talks about how large-fowl Cochins came from China and how they started the fancy poultry craze, but there is almost no information about the Cochin's bantam counterpart. Hopefully someone knows. 

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Yeah, I'd like to know this too. I have Cochin Bantams that I want to show in 4-H and need to know their history.
I have 2 Crele Old English Game Bantams, 1 Bantam Golden Laced Cochin, 3 Bantam Barred Cochins, a special needs Holland Lop rabbit, a Tan rabbit, three Polish rabbits, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Member of the Derperella Fan Club- We're all just goin' 'round the rooster here!
Looking for show quality bantams in California
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I have 2 Crele Old English Game Bantams, 1 Bantam Golden Laced Cochin, 3 Bantam Barred Cochins, a special needs Holland Lop rabbit, a Tan rabbit, three Polish rabbits, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Member of the Derperella Fan Club- We're all just goin' 'round the rooster here!
Looking for show quality bantams in California
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