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What's a normal size for a banty cochin?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JennsPeeps, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've got a banty cochin, Tribble, who is about 6 months old. She's small, and I mean, really small. At most she's 8 inches tall and she weighs less than a pound. You can see her here with our BSL, who was about 4-6 weeks old a the time.

    Is she a runt or is her diminuitive stature normal for a banty cochin? She's not laying yet, and doesn't appear to be close.

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  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I thought mine were small, but they are twice as big as she is.
     
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    I think there is a recessive gene somewhere in bantams and some can be smaller.This is nothing that I have researched or anything, but I swear it must be true. My little Bantam Cochin Roo, is tiny and I bet he weighs maybe 10 - 12 oz. His little Frizzle Girlfriend is also small and weighs about the same. I had a Blue Bantam Hen that weighed about 1 1/2 lbs she was a hefty girl.
     
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't think there's any standard size for bantys. Our banty cochin roo is a lot bigger than yours, but we have, or have had, bantys of all sizes. Makes it more fun and interesting, anyway! [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    DBF calls her the "self-propelled bowling ball in the back yard". She's gotten fluffier since this pic but not taller. She's very round but there's not much to her.

    I should say that she's super easy to catch. You walk up to her, put both arms out as if to corral her, and she just goes in circles making funny squeaky noises because she's so confused. It's pretty funny. She's now starting to just give up and hold still when we want to pick her up.
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Uno, if you didn't guess by the name was a single hatch. He always jumped in my hand when I put it down in the brooder, now I go in the run, put my hand down, he walks up and puts his chest in my hand. So easy to catch, er I mean pick up, there is no catching to him.
    I do the corral thing with my standards, that is the way they were taught, they will pretty much stand still and let you pick them up.
     
  7. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    the standard weights are on cochinsinternational.cochinsrule.com it sounds lite it may be small but you would need a scale to find out for sure. she looks to be about the right size from the picture. Did you weigh her or is that a guess?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My only bantam, a self-blue Cochin named Shadow, is a teensy little slip of a girl, as lockedhearts can attest. She is about 23 weeks old now and still miniscule, much smaller than any other Cochin banties I've ever seen in person that were this age. Can't wait for her tiny little jelly-bean sized eggs, LOL. [​IMG]
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  9. Melilem

    Melilem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is nearly as tall as that waterer? I think her size is just fine for 6 months. Now speckledhen's 2yo hen- that thing is a peanut.

    OH 23 WEEKS, yeah...well she is small but she will look bigger when she fluffs out [​IMG] (you might need some volumizing shampoo and a blow dryer...)
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Bantam Cochins: Per APA Standard of Perfection
    C-32 oz
    H-28 oz
    Ck-28 oz
    P-26 oz
     

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