White Cochin Chickens

White Cochin Chickens
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Day Old White Cochins Baby Chicks

  • Dual purpose
  • 150-180 Eggs annually
  • Very docile and friendly, make good pets
  • Cockerel 9 lbs, Pullet 7 lbs
  • APA Asiatic
  • Conservation Status: Watch

White Cochins are pure white, with bright red combs, wattles, earlobes, and a red patch of skin around the eye.

Cochins were imported to the US in the 1840s, and were an immediate sensation. Their unusually large size, combined with their thick, fluffy feathering - which exaggerates their size - made them particularly interesting. Along with Brahmas, they helped to popularize poultry keeping to the point it became known as "hen fever."

It took some time for breeders to develop White Cochins to a standard. The breed was admitted into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1874, and White Cochins were among the first to be accepted. Blacks, Buffs, and Partridges were also listed in 1874.

With their thick and heavy feathers, Cochins do well in areas that experience colder temperatures, but if their feet get wet, their feathered toes are susceptible to frostbite.

It should be noted that Cochins are well-known for their mothering abilities. If you need a bird that will go broody, a White Cochin could be the right choice for you.


Photo Credit: Dreama Bender at The Chicken Coop

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