Cochin Bantams and Frizzle Cochin Bantams!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AprilsFrizzles, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    I went to a friend's house she didn't have any egg for these. cute though!
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  2. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Keller, VA
    I ordered chicks and received them last week. 2 are supposed to be blue but I really can't tell which they might be. They look quite dark, I guess like the splashed and splashed which I am not sure of either. I am afraid some are going to be slow feather growers. Most are just beginning to get a few flight feathers.
    The first bantam Cochin roo I ever had I hated. I gave him away finally and decided I never wanted any more. I have now decided I would like to try a few again. I had frizzles last fall and loved their feathers so I now have 4.
    I really like my d"Uccles the best of any breed I have ever had, but willing to give the Cochin bantams another try....
  3. mindylee

    mindylee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2012
    Lapeer Michigan
    Lol I have 10 cochin bantam roos that all live in the same coop. All respect me but do have a peckin order among them.
  4. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Keller, VA
    This one attacked me every time he could. I didn't get him until he was about half grown.
    Instead of splashed and splashed in my post above...I meant splashed and silver penciled.

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 3, 2012
    My mottled bantam cockerel has never tried anything. He will gaurd "his" girl, but I just push him away and grab her and he follows, Like where am I taking her? He is in a pen with himself,his girl, a LF polish, and two LF white rocks. One of which is an easy 10lb rooster. they get along great too.
  6. jajeanpierre

    jajeanpierre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2013
    I've had a couple of cochin cockerels. My oldest is 11 months. He's a double copy frizzle and is a bit of a nervous bird, I think because he is frazzled (I've read that about them). He's just a nice bird, though. Really quite sweet. The other frizzle cockerel was killed by a dog when he was 6 months old, and I loved that bird. He would let me maul him like a doll. I could have dressed him up in doll clothes, carried him around like a baby and he would have been happy. He was the top roo in my bachelor pen and started titbitting for the other chickens at just a few months old. The Silkies cockerels I had with the two Cochins were all horrors except for one. They bit really hard and would go after me to bite. The horrors ended up in freezer camp, but I still have the other nice Silkie cockerel. He's pet quality, but a nice enough soul, so why not keep him around?
  7. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2008
    Temple, ME
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  8. jajeanpierre

    jajeanpierre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2013
    My frizzle was not nervous at all--he was a wonderful bird. It is the two double-copy frizzles that are not easy to handle. I have two double-copied frizzles (no I didn't breed them, I bought them as frizzles, but the idiot who set up the breeding pens obviously had frizzles breeding with frizzles).

    I guess "nervous" was not the best choice of words but the two double-copy frizzles--I think everyone calls them frazzles--are really difficult to handle. They are a bit more nervous than any of the other birds. They struggle when held and I honestly believe it is because, for whatever reason, they get hurt when handled. I'm really gentle, too, but they fight really hard even when I have them on my hand with their legs pinned between my fingers and my hand over their pathetic little wings. They fight really hard, and are a challenge to hold.

    The proper frizzle Cochin and the two smooth Cochins are quite docile when handled, nothing like trying to hold onto the frazzles. I believe that for whatever reason, the deformity of their feathers causes them pain either in the skin, the underlying tissues or the follicles of the feathers. Something is different about these double-copy frizzle birds.
  9. Windy Bay Farm

    Windy Bay Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2013
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hi all... Looking to see if there are any fellow Canadians on here that may know where I can acquire some Cochin Bantam Frizzles :)
  10. DuckRaiser

    DuckRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2013
    Elmira Oregon
    My Coop
    Hello, I am not a Canadian but I don't want you left out![​IMG] If you look it up you'll probably find some places or you could ship[​IMG].

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