Standard Black Cochin Cock, Blue and Black Cochin Pullets 2019
Standard Cochin (Black, Blue, Splash and White mixed breeding pen)
When we set a dozen Cochin eggs you get mostly blue or black chicks hatching with the possibility of a splash or maybe even a white chick. We do not separate chicks by colours at the hatch but sell them as a group, so you would get both colours whether you pick them up or we ship you a dozen eggs.
These chicks will grow slowly compared to our Marans, Australorps, Jersey Giants and other large fast-growing dual-purpose breeds. Their feather legs can be a hindrance to this more submissive breed when they are growing up in a mixed broody pen. Please be aware of this if you are planning on ordering a mixed chick order.
Cochins are another very calm, beautiful bird that has mainly earned its name for being a show bird. Cochins have a lovely, fluffy and round appearance. They are gentle broody hens and mothers that are also eye candy in the yard. Whenever, the power goes out or I have an egg or two to hatch, whether it is a duck, turkey, goose or chicken egg I know they will do the job for me. My top gentleman rooster in the coop for many years now is an old favourite Standard Splash Cochin.
They are dual-purpose birds and decent layers of brown eggs in the winter as well. They lay medium-large very pale brown eggs. They are cold-hardy, yellow skinned, feather-footed and have single combs.
Young Black Cochin Pullet Black and Blue Standard Cochin Chicks