T or F? Banties vary widely is size

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeakSanctuary, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still wondering how I can have received 25 banty cochins in September and some are half the size of the others. Is this normal? Some are, literally, just hand-size now. [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, as someone who owns one of those super-tiny Cochin bantams, I'd say yes, they just vary; it's due to the genetics of the parent stock, probably. Then there are just some who are runts, period. My little self blue Cochin, Shadow, is a good bit smaller than all the other Cochin bantams I've seen at the feedstore.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would say they may vary some, but it shouldn't be a wide variation. Bantams have a size requirement just like standard sized birds do and they should fall somewhere around that size by maturity.

    Jody
     
  4. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. It confuses me all the more thatI received both the Feather-footed Fancies and these cochin bantams on the same day, so maybe some of the bantams I think are so much bigger are also standards-in-waiting. But I do, indeed, have a couple of either runts or super-small cochins of some color I've never seen before, kind of birchin (light colored) hackles atop a tannish color. They're my smallest. I won't have to worry about overcrowding with this group around. They're adorable. I'll check to see what the size requirement is - very curious.
     

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