Cochin's vs Bantam Cochin's

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skillswife, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have decided my new favorite are the Cochin's. I just can't decide between the standard and bantam. Does anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking the bantams at first because they are little and cute but then thought maybe the standards would be bigger and better and less likely to be scooped up by hawks and such. I am hoping to order some chicks soon and would appreciate the input. TIA![​IMG]
     
  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Well, you could always get a few of each. I love the bantams, though, they're like little puffballs!
     
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would vote standards, I think you still get the cute factor but in a more practicle bird.
     
  4. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one bantam Cochin and she is the cutesy thing! She's like a round ball of feathers with feet, you can't even see her legs! That said, I also have two standards coming April. I agree with silverphoenix, get some of each!
     
  5. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I keep them all together?
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup, you can. I do.

    I have all sorts of bantam and LF chickens, including Cochins (some of each). They get along fine.
     
  7. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have some of each also, they get alone fine. You should also throw a frizzled one in the mix as well, they are fun to look at.
     
  8. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had standard cochins, but the bantam cochins I have/have had are very sweet and sociable. Our bantam cochin, Honey, is a very good layer. [​IMG]
     
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  9. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I love my bantam Cochins......just love them. I have a single red and then a flock of silver laced and a couple Mille Fleur trios - everyone is very, very friendly. (trip over friendly) Bantam eggs are so adorable..........fried or hard boiled, too cute devil'd eggs [​IMG]


    I also have some hatchery standard size - they both are super sweet. In fact, Sylvia - my standard Silver Laced, came to live with me because she would not stop following me around at another BYC'ers home. [​IMG] Everytime I moved, I would look down and she would be at my feet again looking up at me. I was there to p/u a rooster (and my red cochin bantam) and she had asked me if I wanted a standard hen or two............finally I pointed at her and said she really must wanna come home with me.
     
  10. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love the Standard Cochins. But I think that the little Bantam Cochins are ADORABLE!!! I have 2 Bantam Cochin chicks in my brooder right now. [​IMG]
     

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