I love the size of bantams because they fit into your arm so nicely. But I can't decide whether or not I should get full sized cochins or bantam cochins. I am getting silkies too. I think the full sized Cochins would be gorgeous! Question about breeding.....I would want to try breeding the cochins to the silkies. I already have silkie/cochins in a bantam size & they are gorgeous but if I did a full sized cochin bred with a silkie, would that work? Any opinions on the breeding? Would I use a FS Cochin roo with a Silkie hen or Silkie Roo with a FS Cochin hen.....whew! I am starting to confuse myself! Or should I stay with Bantam sized Cochins & Silkies together? Thanks for your help.