Cochin Bantams, or Pekins

Featherside's greeting committee was "Chief," a White Cochin bantam rooster.
(1 May 1993--21 August 1998)
He was at the gate whenever someone arrived. He also had a major role in the music video "The Egg Man" by MTV's 1994 Most Unusual Band, Y'ALL.
Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue Tivol


Bantam Cochins are known as Pekins in Britain and Australia.

These little birds are very popular both in the fancy for showing and with backyarders as pets. They are very tame and pretty. They are also popular as broody hens, being able to cover a fair number of eggs and sitting very tightly.

If you want to learn more, there's a new book: The Australian Pekin Bantam: The Complete Handbook and Standards for the Pekin Bantams, available from the Pekin Bantam Club of Australia, c/o Keith Dubber, PO Box 1503, Armidale 2350 NSW, Australia, phone: +61 2 6775 1315. It includes history of the breed, breeding, and colors (with both color and B&W photos of all the varieties).

To cut down on load time, Cochin chicks are on a separate page.


Breed clubs:
Cochins International
Jamie Matta
283 State Hwy 235
Harpursville, NY 13787
607-693-3433
e-mail: mattsjt@aol.com

The Scottish Pekin Bantam Club
Mr. S. Currie
Alton Burn Farm, Tarbolton,
Mauchline, Ayrshire KA5 5NH
Scotland
Tel.: 01292 541203

The Pekin Bantam Club
Mr. S. J. Windle
Cliff Hill, Midgley
Halifax, West Yorkshire HX2 6UH
England
phone: 07921553931

The Pekin Bantam Club of Australia
Keith Dubber
PO Box 1503
Armidale 2350 NSW
Australia
phone: +61 2 6775 1315

Australian National Pekin Club
David Plant
46 Newcastle St.
East Maitland 2323 NSW
Australia
phone: 49330733
e-mail: pekinsaust@bigpond.com



Cochin bantam links:

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Cochin pages

Elsanor is a French page on Pekins with lots of pictures

Meadowlark Cochin Bantams has both smooth and frizzled Cochins

Perfect Pekins has several varieties

Steve Wheat's Bantam Barn

Black Cochin bantams at Ozark Bantams

Cochin bantams at Harvest Breeze Farm

Mille Fleur Cochin bantams at Wittsend

Partridge Cochin bantams at Our Flybabies

Jamie's Cochin Collection

You can find Pekin bantams at Cotcombe Rare Breeds

Cochin bantams at Horstman's Poultry

White Cochin bantams at Stellar Gamebirds


My favorite bantam Cochin hen "Champagne," a Blue, in her recurring role as a foster mother

"Zinfandel," Champagne's daughter, sitting on Beau Bloom's head -- being a pet, the other thing Cochins are really good at
Photo courtesy of Margo Bloom

Blue Cochin bantam males. That's my old cock "Corky" on the left and my cockerel "Class Act" on the right

Mottled Cochin bantams: a cock and a pair
Photo of cock courtesy of Jim Thacker

Black Pekins
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

"Speedy's Mom," a Mottled hen
Photo courtesy of Greg Cooper

Two Pekins -- a Gold Partridge hen and a Lemon Cuckoo pullet
Photos courtesy of Dan Clarke

A White Pekin cockerel
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

This is a Mottled Buff Columbian Cochin bantam pullet
Photo courtesy of Julie Rountree

Bobtail Cochin bantams, a trio and two pullets -- recognized in the Netherlands
Photos courtesy of Ardjan Warnshuis

Gold Laced Cochin bantam rooster, pullet and cockerel
Photos courtesy of Gina Hall

A Blue Mottled Cochin bantam rooster
Photo courtesy of Amanda Stewart

Lavender Pekins from Sweden
Photos © Sandra Andersson

A Mille Fleur Cochin bantam hen and two shots of a Calico cockerel
Photos courtesy of Taryn Koerker

A Brassyback Cochin bantam rooster
Photo courtesy of Nick Bulach

A Mottled Partridge Pekin pullet
Photo courtesy of Andrew Wilson

A pair of Red Cochin bantams

A Partridge Cochin bantam trio
Photo courtesy of Kat Heriot Maitland

A trio of Black Pekins - hard to believe they're standing up, isn't it?
Photo courtesy of Meg Rodden

"Harry," my Buff Cochin bantam cock
Photo courtesy of Stefan

"Romeo," a Mille Fleur Pekin cockerel
Photo courtesy of Dan Clarke

A Columbian Pekin pullet and two Pekin hens, a Crele and a Lavender
Photos courtesy of Ruth Cornelius

A Black Pekin cockerel from Australia
Photo courtesy of Andy Vardy

More Bobtail Cochin bantams, two pullets and a cockerel
Photos courtesy of Ardjan Warnshuis

A Mille Fleur Cochin bantam rooster
Photo courtesy of Heather Spaet

Salmon Pekins from Sweden
Photos © Sandra Andersson

A pair of Blue Mottled Cochin bantams
Photos courtesy of Sarah Hammar

"Albus," a Gold Laced Cochin bantam rooster
Photo courtesy of Katie Gray

A Mottled Pekin pair
Photo courtesy of Nikita Casten

A Black Cochin bantam pullet
Photo courtesy of Beth Adams

A Birchen Cochin bantam pullet
Photo courtesy of Gina Hall

Two Mille Fleur Pekin pullets
Photos courtesy of Dan Clarke

A Partridge Pekin cockerel
Photo courtesy of Mary Askew

Arthur's bantam Partridge Cochin hen
Photo courtesy of Andrew Arthur

A Lavender Cuckoo Pekin from Belgium
Photo courtesy of Johan Opsomer

Pekins from Australia -- Blue Red roo, Buff pullets and a Mottled pair
Photos courtesy of James Wong

A young pair of Blue Pekins
Photos courtesy of Ruth Cornelius

Kay St. Amour's Splash cockerel and pair of Blue Cochin bantams

A Blue Cochin bantam rooster
Photo courtesy of Rick Kerby

A Mille Fleur patterned Cochin bantam pullet
Photo courtesy of Paula R. Frank

Two Pekins: A Lemon Cuckoo pullet and a Lavender cockerel
Photos courtesy of Caroline Carnegie

Blue and Cuckoo Pekin pullets from Australia
Photos courtesy of Andy Vardy

A Brown-Red male

Pekin roos from Malta -- Cuckoo, Buff & Blue
Photos courtesy of Christian Cutajar

Laura Adams-Durgin's Brown-Red Cochin bantam pullet, Best of Variety at the '97 Cochins International National Meet
Photo courtesy of Beth Adams

Kay St. Amour's Blue Mottled Cochin bantam cock

Laura Adams-Durgin's Birchen Cochin bantams
Photos courtesy of Beth Adams

A pair of Buff Cochin bantams
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Shamp

Two views of "Bert," a Birchen Cochin bantam rooster
Photos courtesy of Natalie King

A White Pekin hen from the UK
Photo © Robert Stephenson

A pair of Wheaten Cochin bantams
Photos courtesy of Brian Reeder

"Keswick," another Blue Cochin bantam cockerel
Photo courtesy of Katie Gray

A pair of Partridge Pekins
Photo courtesy of Mary Askew

A pair of Red Cochin bantams with Silkie feathering that spontaneously appeared in a closed flock of pure Red Cochins
Photo courtesy of Daniel Powell

More Silkie feathered Cochin bantams: Barred and Black
Photos © Steve Wheat


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