What is the difference?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mastiffsinky, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. mastiffsinky

    mastiffsinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Bremen, Ky
    Welp hatchery has "giant Cochins". However it is listed as only getting to be about 7 pounds. Isn't that the size of a Standard? Is there really a "giant" Cochin?

  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    Giant cochins would be around 10 to 12 pound birds. Hatcheries need to get their act together. I believe they take license with their descriptions in order to sell more birds. They could be ignorant of the facts in their descriptions. A good example is the araucana and ameraucana falsehood they perpetuate. I am constantly telling people they have easter eggers or mutts. Hatcheries are in the business of selling chicks and will do what ever to sell the chicks.

    The same is true for some people that sell chickens. Many people do things out of ignorance but I think at times they are deceptive in order to sell birds.

    My two cents.

  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    We had asked that question a few years back, "What makes a giant cochin a giant". We asked on alot of different forms and never got a solid answer.

    We had a flock of standard buff cochins and they were just a little bigger than the size you described.

    We have a flock of "giants" and the roo's are about 18+ inches tall and weigh in the 12 to 15 pound range. The biggest one I have ever seen was last year on ebay a person was selling giant buff cochins and they had a pic of a young girl holding one, I would say it was 24 inches tall or better. It was huge.

    Steve in NC

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