bantam cochin info???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken head34, May 31, 2010.

  1. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Songster

    May 29, 2010
    how long does it take until my bantam cochins are full grow? [​IMG] and is splash a rare color? [​IMG] i read that cochins are very docile birds if i end up with two roosters could they live together in peace? thanx![​IMG]
  2. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    Kildare, Wisconsin
    Quote:Cochins take forever to fully mature and fill out - around 8 months to a year before they're "fully grown" to their rounded, fluffy potential. [​IMG] The hens start laying when they're around 5-6 months old.

    Splash isn't exactly a "rare" color - you can get 25% Splash by breeding a Blue to a Blue, 50% Splash by breeding a Black to a Splash, and 100% Splash by breeding a Splash to a Splash. Blues are very common, so if you can't find a Splash, you can always get a pair of Blues and hatch some chicks until you get a Splash one! [​IMG]

    Cochins are generally docile (mine certainly are), but the roosters can be feisty - I think they smell fear, because they chase my little sister (she's 17, so it's hilarious!) around the yard and attack her from behind every now and then - they've drawn blood more than once (just little scratches, and a nasty peck on her butt once, nothing major). They don't mess with me though. [​IMG]

    I have a pair of roosters that were hatchmates and they get along great - they have their little squabbles now and then, even once in awhile a comb will get bit and bleed, or some feathers will be pulled, but it's not bad enough that I've ever felt that I had to separate them.

    Hope that helps! [​IMG]
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  3. nancy1zak

    nancy1zak Songster

    May 27, 2008
    Morris County, NJ
    All I know is...our white bantam cochin hens are wonderful. Very docile. Not loud. They were about 29 week or so and they were laying. Very pretty. When it rains feet get really dirty. They are easy to handle. Their eggs are cute, but small.
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    [​IMG] your in trouble now..resistance is futile the Bantam Cochin Addiction has begun [​IMG] my roos get carried around like stuffed animals and just sleep in my kids arms..they also like to relax in the recliner with a bowl of fruit and veggies watching Spongebob [​IMG] yeah I don't get the Spongebob thing either
    Our roos live together with their ladies and all get along just fine..sometimes they get a little puffy but none of them need anger management classes or time out in a cage.
    Splash isn't rare but it is pretty..wait they are all pretty so just get a few of each color to make sure you have your favorites..right now we have about 70 more eggs in the bator..never enough little cochins
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I have 8 bantam Cochin boys in a pen together with 15 ducks. The Cochins are about 8 months old now and do get peckish at bedtime when they see the older bigger roos having their way with the girls out free ranging. They haven't done any damage to each other but they have a very large coop and pen so they can get away from each other.
    I usually raise my boys up together and let some of my older more mature standard size girls give them lessons in manners. Not a problem on the Cochins. The ducks are giving them a few lessons as well.
    I do not put the boys back together after breeding though. They really want to go at it then.
  6. chicken head34

    chicken head34 Songster

    May 29, 2010
    thanx for all the help!!! [​IMG] i dosent matter if there rare, i lov them just the way they are! [​IMG]

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