Cochins, standard

"Marshmallow," my first standard Cochin cock--he was a very tame, laid back bird

Cochins came to the US and England for the first time in about 1845, when they were known as Chinese Shanghai fowl. The first ones were a buff color and their size and thick soft feathering created quite a sensation, especially in England. The American Poultry Association recognizes Buff, Partridge, White, Black, Silver-laced, Golden-laced, Blue, Brown and Barred varieties.

One of the largest chickens, a full grown cock can reach 11 pounds, with the hens reaching 8 1/2 pounds. With their thick fluffy plumage, the birds look even larger. Their skin is yellow and they lay a brown egg. Although bred mostly for exhibition, they make a good meat bird. Cochins are usually very calm birds and easily made into pets. They are also excellent broodies.

Cochin bantams are also very popular.

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 Cochin Club
Elaine Oliver
Berkeley House, Magdalen Close, Syresham
Northants NN13 5YF
England
phone: 07545 429755 e-mail: Elaine.oliver@oohd.co.uk


Cochin Links:

Palm Beach County Poultry Fanciers Association's Cochin page

Cochins at French Marans Chickens

White Cochins at Our Flybabies

Blue, Black and Splash Cochins at Ramey Farm

Coach House Cochins

Jamie's Cochin Collection

Stewart Longtails has Yellow Barred Cochins

Gold Laced Cochins at Horstman's Poultry

You can find Cochins at Jack the Goose's farm

Carter's Legacy Farms sells Blue, Black, Splash and GL Cochins.


"Snark," a Blue Cochin rooster

Kay St. Amour's Black Cochin hen, Best of Breed at Bloomsburg, 1997

Buff Cochin male
Photo courtesy of Andy Vardy, 1995 Melbourne National

Buff Cochin hen
Photo courtesy of Beth Adams

A pair of 7-month-old Silver-laced Cochins
Photos courtesy of Donna West

Silver-laced Cochin hens
Photo courtesy of Mckinney & Govero Poultry

Kay St. Amour's Black Cochin cockerel

A Black Cochin cock
Photo courtesy of Mckinney & Govero Poultry

A handsome Splash Cochin rooster
Photo courtesy of Colt Handorf

A Blue Cochin roo
Photo courtesy of Taryn Koerker

And here's a Blue Cochin pullet
Photo courtesy of Mckinney & Govero Poultry

A Gold Laced Cochin hen
Photo courtesy of Heather Spaet

A Mottled trio
Photo courtesy of Tim Lockett

A Buff Cochin male from the UK Stafford Show, 2009
Photo courtesy of Rupert Stephenson

"Dotty," a Mottled Cochin pullet
Photo by Tom Roebuck, Jr., courtesy ofJohn

Kay St. Amour's Partridge Cochins, cockerel and hen

Another nice Partridge Cochin female

Donna's Partridge Cochin cockerel
Photo courtesy of Donna West

Red Cochins
Photos courtesy of Jim Kangas & Dan Powell

A trio of Black Cochins
Photo courtesy of Tim Lockett

A Pair of Mottled Cochins, male on the left

A Barred Cochin rooster

A Black Cochin male

Here's a nice Barred Cochin rooster
Photo courtesy of Mckinney & Govero Poultry

A flock of Blue Cochins
Photo courtesy of Colt Handorf

A Black Cochin pullet
Photo courtesy of Misty Lundberg

A pen of Gold-laced Cochins
Photo courtesy of Mckinney & Govero Poultry

Barred Cochin cockerels
Photo courtesy of Henry Rots

A Lemon Blue Cochin hen and rooster
Photos courtesy of Heather Spaet

Buff Cochin hens at home
Photo courtesy of Tim Lockett

Cochin hen doing what Cochins do best
The chicks are Barred Plymouth Rocks
Photo © Alice Maddox


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