Bantom Orpinton or Bantam Cochin?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dannyo, May 6, 2009.

  1. Dannyo

    Dannyo Out Of The Brooder

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    Which of these two breeds would make the best pet for first time chicken owner, looking for a quiet flock in limited space and produce a few eggs from time to time? Other breeds I'm over looking?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've got a banty cochin and she's an OK bird. We didn't raise her, though, so I think her temperament could have been better had she been raised from chick-hood. Our standard cochin chick is shaping up to be a total sweetie, and our "tween" BO (also standard) is a very nice bird.

    Have you considered silkies? Here's a breed chart that may help you determine characteristics you want: http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     

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