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Chicken Breeds item created by Reurra, Jun 14, 2012
Pros - EVERYTHING
Cons - NONE
Pros - Good Layers, small / med eggs, get along well with other, pretty, not messy at least mine are clean, great parnets
These are a fave of mine, they are smaller, easy to care for, clean (dont poop on eggs) friendly, really good mommas
Pros - Disposition, variety of colors they're available in, excellent brooders and parents
Cons - Their eggs aren't as big as large fowl, of course. No other cons!
I have had Banty Cochins for several years, and would never want to do without them. They are friendly, beautiful, and great parents. I especially love the Frizzled variety of Banty Cochins, and my favorite hen ever was a Blue Frizzled Banty Cochin (I miss her to this day! RIP Sweetie!), who would mother chicks whether she hatched them or not.
Pros - Sweet, nice, child-friendly, teddy-bears
Cons - small eggs
THE best chicken I could ever get, I have 12 and I love them more than any others.
Pros - Sometimes friendly, great mother
Cons - not very egg productive, mean when broody
I loved my white cochin to pieces wish I still had her. She was my first broody that I've ever had and took great care of her chicks. Didn't lay eggs frequently. About 4 during a 7 day period.
Pros - Calm, cute, easy to tame, feisty, don't eat much
Cons - Slow to mature, frizzles can't get wet, bullied easily
I love my cochin bantams. We got two "frizzles" and one is frizzle and one is smooth. So far the smooth feathered girl is alot more active than the frizzle (i.e., roosting higher, escaping, ranging farther out), but I love them both. They were raised by a broody hen, so mine aren't exactly friendly, but they don't fight being held. They are a great breed for kids or adults. I can't say anything for their laying yet, as mine are still to young, but miss canary's face is getting pretty red, so I will update when they get busy.
EDIT: My smooth feathered girl has started laying now. She is laying an egg two days in a row, break, two days, break. And her eggs are HUMUNGOUS for a chicken her size! They're as big as her head!
Izzy Frizzy hasn't started laying yet, but she seems to be maturing much slower than her sister.
Ans since I'm here, this is what my Frizzy looks like,
And this is the only picture I have uploaded of my Sweet Canary, if that gives you any idea of her personality
Pros - lay quite a few eggs, great mothers, easy to breed, loads of colour varity, hens can mix with rabbits, can be free range, can keep cockerels together,
Cons - small eggs, over protective mothers sometimes, can be flappy, can be aggresive to dogs, have to be at least 3 hens to every cockerel
I find the pekin/cochin are more friendly and cruisous when they are with a cockerel
Pros - pretty
Cons - dos not lay good, small eggs, noisy, cant get wet
they are a good show breed. they are horrible layers and the roosters are very noisy. the can not get wet, but my rooster likes to play in the water.
Pros - Friendly, can be taught tricks, adorable and fluffy, very photogenic
Cons - Matured slowly
I LOVE my Mottled Cochin Bantam, Cookie! She is so adorable, friendly, and lays great. When you extend your arm, she jumps up and perches. She is the only one that will stay on your shoulder while you walk. She also likes to jumps up on your lap when you sit.
Cookie with her sisters:
Cookie, two other bantams, and our rooster:
Pros - Great bird, very friendly, nice disposition, and can be easily taught tricks
Cons - Non
Granted I only have a bantam cochin rooster, but I adore my Frizzle too, I've taught him numerous tricks, and he follows me everywhere
Some people are saying that they can not get wet, and I would just like to say that yes they can get wet, but just like any other chicken they can't get to wet. if you give them the option to go outside or stay in the coop they will usually pick to stay in the coop.