Bantam or standard cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bettacreek, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I bought what I thought was a bantam cochin. She's now six weeks (maybe seven by now). The silkie that I bought at the same time (same age) is half her size. Did I end up with a standard cochin? How big are the standards supposed to get?! Anyone have size comparison shots of them holding standard pullets or banties?
     
  2. Kansas Chicken Mama

    Kansas Chicken Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Standard cochins are pretty big. My sister's is larger than my barred rock.
     
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Eh... Pray with me that this really is a bantam then... I can't house a monster sized chicken. [​IMG]
     
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    My blue cochin roo is probably a good 12 pounds!! He's a big boy. My standard girls are probably around the 6-8lb. range.

    Here's a picture of my bantam cochin roo. He's maybe 2lbs. if that at 3 months.
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  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Hrmm. Well, this girl is 6 or 7 weeks and she only weighs about a pound, so maybe there's something wrong with my silkie? [​IMG]
     

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