Advantages of a bantam vs larger variety

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by huntbritto, Feb 1, 2013.

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  1. huntbritto

    huntbritto Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to bantams and I was thinking of maybe getting cochin or rock bantams, but what are the advantages of them vs their larger counterparts? Which are friendlier and which do better in show? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The advantage of bantams is that you can keep far more in the same pen that would hold fewer large birds. Bottom line is go to a show, look at the birds and decide which birds are most attractive to you. You are only at the shows a couple of days a year - you have to look at the birds daily. Have birds that are pleasing to you. [​IMG] Nice fish in your avatar!
     
  3. huntbritto

    huntbritto Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! She was 6 1/2 pounds (monster for Iowa) but yea thing is I want to order in the next few weeks and there aren't any shows between now and then
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Better to buy from a fancier rather than a commercial hatchery if showing is your ultimate goal. It does not cost anymore to feed a show quality brd than one that is not truly representative of the breed. Check the "Buy, sell, trade" forum or go to the "Social" forum, click on 'Where am I? Where are you!' and search for your state thread. Maybe someone there can help you locate show worthy birds. Good luck in your search.
     

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