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Cochin Chicken

Cochin Chicken


Other name(s):
 Cochin Bantam

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: China

History: The Cochin Chicken is a breed which originated in China and was originally known as the "Chinese Shanghai chicken". The Cochin was brought to Europe and the U.S. in the mid-19th century and caused quite a sensation. The Cochin was one of the largest chickens seen, with cocks weighing up to 11 pounds (5 kg), and it also had soft and plentiful plumage.

Today there are both standard and bantam Cochin chickens. There is some debate as to whether Bantam Cochins are the same breed as the Pekin Bantam chicken.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
friendliest fowl, novice chicken keepers, sweet tempered birds, fluffy bodies
Challenging:
slow maturing breed, heavily feathered feet, Bad production, occasional egg
Interesting:
show chicken, Great brooders, adorable tail poof, great 4H bird, excellent mothers
Overall review
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4.5 (41)
gardenfairy
This review refers to the bantam rather than the full...
Review by: gardenfairy (19) 4 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
3 photos
cattlecait
This review is NOT for the standard size Cochin. I ha...
Review by: cattlecait (33) updated 29 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.00
Maverycke
So the Cochin are a beautiful bird indeed, very feath...
Review by: Maverycke (18) July 31, 2014 21:33
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
MaryW
I've had a handful of cochins over several years, mos...
Review by: MaryW (64) July 24, 2014 10:26
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
Zak_Hades
I managed to get a hold of four white cochins (1 male...
Review by: Zak_Hades (42) July 14, 2014 22:17
  • Currently 100
3.50
3 comments
1 photo
Care / Feeding (2 videos)
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Blue Cochin Chickens
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Hypnotizing a young Cochin pullet
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Funny / Heartwarming (2 videos)
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Cochin chicks going nuts over a blueberry
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02:10
Flatcoated retriever versus cochin chicken
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Learn About (2 videos)
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Buff Cochin Chicks
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Cochin bantham chicken zipping hatch
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4.0 (1)
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