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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
4.4 (44)
ChelseaThompson
This review is for a Bantam version of the Cochin. I ...
Review by: ChelseaThompson (9) 23 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
HeleneMarie
I purchased this funny little chicken for fun when on...
Review by: HeleneMarie (36) January 22, 2015 23:37
  • Currently 100
1.50
1 photo
goatherdgirl
Sometimes hatcheries include a few "extra" chicks in ...
Review by: goatherdgirl (46) November 19, 2014 10:05
  • Currently 100
5.00
2 photos
gardenfairy
This review refers to the bantam rather than the full...
Review by: gardenfairy (97) August 30, 2014 04:03
  • Currently 100
5.00
3 photos
cattlecait
This review is NOT for the standard size Cochin. I ha...
Review by: cattlecait (33) updated August 05, 2014 20:33
  • Currently 100
3.00
Care / Feeding (2 videos)
Blue Cochin Chickens
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4.0 (1)
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Hypnotizing a young Cochin pullet
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Funny / Heartwarming (2 videos)
Cochin chicks going nuts over a blueberry
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4.0 (1)
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4.0 (1)
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Learn About (2 videos)
Buff Cochin Chicks
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4.0 (1)
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Cochin bantham chicken zipping hatch
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4.0 (1)
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