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Which hatchery has the best Bantam Cochins?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SuperPeacockman, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which hatchery has the best Bantam Cochins?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I bought some from Cackle Hatchery about 5 years ago and I love mine.
     
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly none of them.Once you have a nice bantam cochin to compare a hatchery one to you will see just how bad they are..cute sweet but nothing like they should be.But,if you just want a pet and don't want to spend a lot they are still fun.
     
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am really happy with my hatchery Cochins. They lay almost daily, unless they are broody. Mine are all from Ideal Poultry, and I have ordered bantam cochin assortments from them multiple times. Generally, they are all good looking cochins. Their blacks are consistently by far the best out of the varieties I have kept. The shape, laying abilities, and personalities are very nice, especially considering they are from a hatchery. Looks wise, the buffs aren't near as nice, and the foot feathering was sparse on the couple of reds I had briefly. I have no complaints otherwise. However, almost all of the varieties have been exceptionally gentle, quiet, and friendly, whether hand raised or hen raised. There are lots of pics on my blog, but here are a few pictures of my bantam cochins:

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  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sorry to disagree, but I got a trio from Ideal, and they won Best in Show at the Poultry show last year- they were stunning

    I really think it depends on where the hatchery gets their stock from
     
  6. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to disagree, but I got a trio from Ideal, and they won Best in Show at the Poultry show last year- they were stunning

    Its now what you win but rather what you beat.​
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Its now what you win but rather what you beat.

    You missed the part where I posted they were stunning
     
  8. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You missed the part where I posted they were stunning

    No I didn't.​
     
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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:No I didn't.

    I don't personally know Neil, but I do know he's respected in the poultry show community so you might want to consider his opinion.
     
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  10. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Its now what you win but rather what you beat.

    I bought giant cochins from Ideal a long time ago and I sold my roo-he WAS Stunning and won 1st place for best in show for the folks who bought him. Once in a while a few good ones might slip through and surprise people. I had a cochin quad and they assumed they were all from private breeders. Before they bought him-I told them where he was from and they were shocked-but happy. It happens-like it or not.
     

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