Brahma and Pekin Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by moody-chicken, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. moody-chicken

    moody-chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to chickens and looking to purchase around 4-8 bantams this upcoming spring/summer. I've been looking at breeds and like the look of Brahmas and Perkins due their feathery feet and fluffy rounded bodies that give them a cuddly friendly appearance (in my opinion). Are there any real differences between these two breeds with respect to temperament, egg laying and size/height (smaller the better for me). They would be going in a large coop with an open 17x10 ft attached run and occasional access to a large garden. I'm trying to strike a balance between the look of the chicken I really like and the possibility of still getting about 3-5 eggs a week per chicken. Not sure what my chances are!
     
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    moody-chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I love the look of brahma bantams too. Do Cochins or brahmas lay better and are they both the same size?
     

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