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Are Bantam Cochins (AKA Pekins) a True Bantam, or not?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by QuoVadis, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. QuoVadis

    QuoVadis Chirping

    Sep 15, 2013
    The thread's subject is the question. I have read opposite statements as to whether bantam cochins (Pekins in AU, etc.) are a miniaturization of standard cochins, or are a separate breed, and thus a true bantam. IME they behave very differently than the standard cochins. Anyone know one way or another?
  2. Banana Hen

    Banana Hen Chirping

    Nov 15, 2013
    With my flock(s)
    Both sides have their followers. I know the UK says they are a true bantam, but the US does not. Many books I have read say they are not true bantams, but there is a few that think they are true bantams. I do not know what to think. I hope this helps.

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