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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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4.2 (65)
petluvr33
When it comes to pets, I'm usually for smarter pets. ...
Review by: petluvr33 (9) 13 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
calondra101124
I had a pair of bantam cochins for show. They were ve...
Review by: calondra101124 (29) 27 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
tori_johnson1
Cochins are pretty birds. I showed my in 4-H for seve...
Review by: tori_johnson1 (3) updated January 08, 2016 23:28
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
absilverthorn
We got our first Cochin when he was 5 months and he w...
Review by: absilverthorn (8) October 07, 2015 21:09
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
littlecanary2
I will never get this breed of rooster again! They we...
Review by: littlecanary2 (1) August 16, 2015 14:58
  • Currently 100
1.00
1 photo
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