Cochins are noted for extremely gentle dispositions. The males reputedly seldom become aggressive or even quarrel. They are easily tamed and may find themselves more suited to your home than your poultry yard. They are not inclined to wander nor do they scratch as profusely as other breeds. A fence two feet tall will keep them contained and they endure confinement easily. Cochins are recognized by the American Poultry Association in several color patterns: Buff, Partridge, White, Black, Silver Laced, Golden Laced, Blue, Brown, and Barred (listed in order of development). They were admitted to the Standard of Perfection in 1874. This is a good breed of choice when a large, astonishing chicken is desirable, which happens to have a docile, gentle disposition. They represent all the best in maternal characteristics, and will even, when not brooding, supply wonderfully, large brown eggs. Because they do not fly they will require low roosts. (source: The Livestock Conservancy.)
Attributes / Features:
- Originated in China
- One of the best broody breeds even for turkeys and ducks. They are good in cold climates.
- Large Brown Eggs up to 140 per year
- Adult weight between 8/11 pounds.
- LC Status – Recovering