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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
  • Currently 100
4.3 (57)
ColeAP
My few Cochins have been terrible layers, but then, t...
Review by: ColeAP (15) 11 days ago
  • Currently 100
1.50
1 photo
starletblue
I have a mixed flock and had between four and sevente...
Review by: starletblue (14) 13 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.25
jmunn
My neighbor kept these for me while they were baby ch...
Review by: jmunn (3) 16 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
Anniecalkins
We've had many different types of hens, and this bree...
Review by: Anniecalkins (14) May 31, 2015 02:06
  • Currently 100
4.75
3 photos
savan407
Rosemary is very social. She is a great forager and k...
Review by: savan407 (8) May 14, 2015 12:26
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
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