Bantam Cochin Question (PIC ADDED 8-27)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by speckledhen, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At what age would you say a bantam Cochin reaches its full size? My Shadow is about 15 weeks old and teensy-tiny! She just is a shrimp of a chicken-girl. I've seen banty Cochins at the feedstore quite often and they seem about 4 times larger than she does. In fact, they had a Frizzle Cochin pair for sale last week....for $55, BTW!
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  2. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2008
    Collinsville, Oklahoma
    She should be basically full size by 15 weeks. Mine were by about 10 weeks. Mine are about 16 weeks old now. I can get some pictures in the morning compared to something common if that would help?
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Cyn, I have had some banty cochins that were pretty good size and I have had others that were tiny tiny like Shadow. I would imagine she is close to full size.
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Cyn, Remember that every now and then you can get what I call a "runt" chicken. One that for whatever reason just does not grow like it should. By 15 weeks it should be real close to full size. You could try a little higher protein in it's diet. I have a bantam buff orp that was kind of on the small size and I put her by herself for about 4 weeks and fed her crushed turkey pellets (21% protein) and now she is identical in size to the other pullets. Just a thought but, it helped mine.
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I think you may not be used to seeing such a tiny girl! You have all those big mamas and huge ol' Suede running around. [​IMG] My little Tina is 2lbs soaking wet and I bought her from a good breeder, so I'm assuming she is close to what a show quality bantam cochin should look like (size wise).
    I'll see if I can't find a picture of her next to a standard cochin.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, my. She is sooooo teeny! I can't imagine her in this flock of giants staying at this size. Wow. Jeff, they have been on game bird breeder lately which is 20% protein because so many are molting. Poor little Shadow! She is just precious, but I swear, what a little bit of fluff! I bet she doesn't weigh a pound! I need to get a pic of her next to someone else for perspective.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here are pics of Shadow today on my husband's arm. See? She's a shrimp! And surely not very heavily feathered. Actually, I consulted a calendar and she's only 14 weeks, but she is about the same size as my 7 week old Delawares!
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Cyn, my bantam mottled cochin hen weighs just under a pound...and she is a laying machine...Almost every day! She went broody and hatched out one chick but she is very, very tiny. The 2 roos that I got with her weight about 1 1/2 pounds each...also very small. I'll get some pics Saturday when I go to my daughter's house and post them.
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    Frizzles seem to run a little smaller, but you definitely dont want one 4 times as big as her. She looks about right to me. It depends on how much fluff she has.

    My blue pullet is the same age and she is the same size but has a little more fluff so looks bigger. They really arent that big, they just look bigger when they have a lot of fluff.

    I would say about 9 months for maturity weight.
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    My cochins seem a lot bigger, BUT in reality, they're not. They just have tons more fluff than that little girl does. That makes them appear bigger. When they're wet from the rain or a bath, they look like scrawny little drowned rats! hehe

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