The Blue Cochin is stately, gentle, and is very rare. These bluish-slate birds with bright red combs are excellent for showing.
Production: On average, Cochin chickens produce two medium-sized brown eggs each week.
Temperament: People love Cochin chickens because of their sweet personalities. These birds have great mothering qualities and rarely make noise. They handle the cold weather well and are excellent around other pets. Their calm disposition and fluffy appearance make them a great addition to any backyard poultry flock.
History: The Chinese developed the Cochin chicken breed, but they did not become popular until the 1800s. Hen fever overtook England and America when someone gave Queen Victoria a Cochin chicken as a gift. At that time, the Cochin chicken was one of the largest anyone had ever seen. The Cochin breed is part of the Asiatic class.
Body Type: Cochin chickens are big, round and have lots of feathers. These fluffy chickens have a short tail and a large back. Their heads are small, but their thighs are huge and covered in feathers. Besides that, they all have large, prominent eyes.
Standard Weight: Hen 8.5 lbs