Cochin are on the Livestock Conservancy’s Priority List.
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.
Splash Rooster, Hen, Cockerel, Chick and Eggs
Young Black Cochin Pullet Black and Blue Standard Cochin Chicks