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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

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    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

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    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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