WELP- GIANT Cochins

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Laskaland, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Anyone know the difference between a standard cochin and a GIANT cochin??

    Also, anyone order recently from WELP?

    Thanks!
    Christina
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    They are the same thing--just different terminology.
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:So, just so I can wrap my brain around it.... Giant and standard will mature to the same size? I ask only because some hatcheries call them GIANT and some call them Standard
    Thanks so much!
    Christina
     
  4. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    They are all 'giant' compared to the bantam cochins! [​IMG]
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:So, just so I can wrap my brain around it.... Giant and standard will mature to the same size? I ask only because some hatcheries call them GIANT and some call them Standard
    Thanks so much!
    Christina

    Yup...although certain bloodlines may mature larger than others...they are just bigger than bantams. [​IMG]
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    THANK YOU [​IMG]
    I think I just saved a bundle of $$

    Christina
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have seen standards then I have seen giant standards. Someone (I don't remember who) on BYC has some huge black cochins that make standards look petite.
     
  8. khoros

    khoros Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to know that "someone" please see if you can remember.
     
  9. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if Miss Prissy or anyone reading this knows of hatching eggs available from Giant- gantic, gi-normous, cochins, seriously. I really want a lot of height, thanks, [​IMG]
     
  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I got standard Cochins from Welp last year. They are okay. The roos were a nice size and they tasted good , too.
    The pullets are a decent size but not as large as I thought considering what the boys matured to at 6 months old. And still the pullets aren't nearly the size of my Jersey Giant pullets but they are very pretty with very good foot feathering. Well, the black and blues are but the Partridge are not too great and they are smaller.
    If you are looking for quality, go to a breeder.
     

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