Bantam Mille Fleur CHOCHIN

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mid-Atlantic Coop, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Mid-Atlantic Coop

    Mid-Atlantic Coop In the Brooder

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    Hello All,

    Curious how similar the temperament for bantam chochin are to standard size COCHINs? and in particular the Mille Fleur chochin cochin variety?

    Are mille fleur d'uccle used in creating these or have they just replicated the feather pattern for the cochin variety?

    Do they go broody?

    Okay in cold and heat?

    how do they fare in confinement?

    Any idea what a hen would weigh?

    How are they as layers?

    Thank you

    KARL
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Bantam cochins are gentle little birds, the hens especially. The roosters can be feisty, which adds to their character.

    Cochins come in all colors. No d'uccle are used to create them. I have a pair of calico, or Millie fleur in my bantam flock. They are a nice color.

    Bantam cochins do well in cold weather when housed properly. Mine have an insulated coop inside a barn. You don't want them getting too wet or damp in winter.

    They definitely go broody multiple times during the warmer months and handle confinement well as long as there's room to move and exercise.

    They lay in clutches generally. Stopping and starting throughout the year, and have decent production. Mine lay later in their lives compared to my standard breeds.

    They are my favorite bantam breeds, and one I couldn't live without.
     
  3. Mid-Atlantic Coop

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    Thank you so much for your very detailed response. Do you have recommendations for people who ship chicks (not eggs)?

    Thank you
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    I don't unfortunately.
     
  5. Mid-Atlantic Coop

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    I wanted to ask you how much do you think hens weigh? Are they larger than most bantams are about the same?

    Thank you



     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    In bantam cochins hens should weigh about 28 ounces, and roosters 32 ounces. They are a bit heavier than other bantam breeds but not by much, just a few more ounces. Most of their appearance of being bigger is all feathers.
     
  7. Mid-Atlantic Coop

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    I appreciate the clarification.

    Is there a standard size Mille Fleur cochin?
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    I suppose there could be, I personally haven't seen or heard of them, but probably someone is breeding them somewhere.
     

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