Frizzle Cochin roo - 7 weeks - bantam or standard? pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ArizonaDesertChicks, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I have this cute little frizzle cockerel (crowed this morning at barely 7 weeks of age) that I now need to sell (can't have roosters here). This is my very first cochin and I have no idea whether or not it's a bantam or standard size. It is short, but maybe that's just the breed. All other chicks in the photos below (for size reference) are the same age - about 7 weeks.

    On my knee with an EE & LB

    With 2 easter eggers

    Next to a buff orpington (the BO is smaller than the EEs)

    Just looking cute

  2. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2009
    Big Clifty
    i would guess it's standard. I own a lot of cochins, but never a frizzle. My parents do have a bantam frizzle though and it's about that size now and it's full grown. So, I'm guessing it will be standard size. He's very cute!
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    I have only ever known Frizzle Cochins to be bantam. I think yours is bantam. I had a bantam Red Frizzle Cochin hen.
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I'm going to say bantam. There are standard frizzles- but from my experience with cochins- the banty roos crow much earlier. I have some LF that are 6 months and are just starting!
    Where are you located? I'd take the little guy in a second! How cute.

    Ah pooey- just saw you're out west [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Okay - 1 vote for standard - 2 for banty

    What about the fact that he is smaller than the EEs (mostly shorter, rather than smaller), but bigger than the BO of the same age? - Has anybody ever raised cochins with other chicks? How did they measure up sizewise when they were only 6-8 weeks of age?
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:Here are some pics of my 1 year old Red Cochin Frizzle Omelet (deceased with 6 month old BRs that are standard.


  7. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Comparing him to the others the same age, especially that BO, he most likely is standard. Remember frizzle isn't a breed but a gene that carries through. Any breed can frizzle, as I have seen first hand at a friends house where they got some from a university's experimental crossings.
  8. phalenbeck

    phalenbeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2008
    Canton, N.C.
    Speaking of keeping Roos, I have a frizzle cochin Roo that only crows at 4-6 A.M. Quiet all day unless a fast storm moves in. I keep him Cooped till 9 am or so, and neighbors were suprised I had a roo. Maybe you can keep him. I vote standard.
  9. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    those look like bantams:jumpy [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Ohhh, he is adorable. Of course, I am partial, as he looks like mine..
    Anyway, here is mine at approx 7 weeks old. He is a bantam. He is surrounded by bantams- except for the big ones in the back which is a standard Cukoo Maran.


    Here they are all roaming around. Harder to tell size, but you can see the difference. Barney isn't much bigger than the silkie- even though the picture makes him look bigger


    Based on that, I think your's is standard. But then again, I don't know how EE's compare to marans. Maybe my marans were just godzillamarans.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009

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