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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 (59)
Kita_Banana
Our Cochin chickens lived with our Rhode Island Red c...
Review by: Kita_Banana (7) 15 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
SanderHLL
This is the kind of chicken i would have again. They ...
Review by: SanderHLL (4) 20 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
ColeAP
My few Cochins have been terrible layers, but then, t...
Review by: ColeAP (15) June 24, 2015 23:53
  • Currently 100
1.50
1 photo
starletblue
I have a mixed flock and had between four and sevente...
Review by: starletblue (14) June 22, 2015 15:13
  • Currently 100
4.25
jmunn
My neighbor kept these for me while they were baby ch...
Review by: jmunn (3) June 19, 2015 00:57
  • Currently 100
3.75
1 photo
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Funny / Heartwarming (2 videos)
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