Which is a better layer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Are standard cochins or bantam cochins better layers? I'm assuming the standard will lay a bigger egg?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Bantam cochins dont lay very big eggs as far as other bantam breeds. And they dont seem to lay that often either. I dont know about standards.
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks tiki. Anyone else have any input?
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    My standards lay a med-lg egg but they only lay about 3 per week.
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks. I like the standards because they can be sexed as day olds, but then I like smaller chickens so I was thinking about bantam... Thanks again for all your input!
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    OK how do you sex standard cochins at a day old? Vent sex?
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:I'm guessing vent sexed. I was planning to order next spring from Ideal and I think they sex the standard cochins.
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    OIC [​IMG] Yeah that is nice. Then you dont end up with 9 out of 10 roos [​IMG]
     

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