What is a Giant Cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ozark hen, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I have four cochins, two roos and two pullets. They are very large. Is there a banty, standard and a giant or are the large just the standard size? I see the reference to "giant" and I want to understand exactly what that means? Thanks
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I thought there was just bantam and standards with the
    standards being so big they appear to be 'giants'.

    I could be wrong tho.
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    thanks all, I see many references to Giant cochins and I was wondering as I know my two roos are huge.
     
  5. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    banty chicken mom is right there are only bantam and standard and the standard are very large and perfuse with feathers.
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, the standard cochins are called giant cochins because they are so very large.
     
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Thank you one and all. [​IMG] Now I will know what I am talking about or reading about. [​IMG]
     
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, standards are often called giants because as you can see from this picture...
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    THEY ARE HUUUUUGE
     
  9. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Kanchii, that is a beauty! I have four, a white, a partridge, black and a blue and have never seen a buff? Or is that some other color with the white in it?
     
  10. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Hers appears to be a buff.

    I saw a giant roo a few weekends ago that was Crele. He was gorgamagus!![​IMG]
     

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