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Cochin Bantam Chicken Eggs for Sale 2017
$3.20/ Cochin Bantam egg. You receive eggs from assorted colors of Silkies.
 
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Broody Bantam Chicken Hatching Eggs from 5 Breeds, $3.20/egg.

  Click on the PayPal "Add to Cart" Button. Then fill in the number of eggs. There is a 3 egg minimum. You get eggs from 5 Bantam breeds: Buff Orpington, Cochin, Dominique, Easter Egger, and Silkie. You can choose how many of each breed. The $18 shipping is automatically added.

Cochin Bantam Chicken Eggs

Eggs are off-white to cream colored.

Bantam Cochin hens lay about 3-4 light brown eggs per week on average (about 150-200 per year). They lay eggs throughout the winter when many breeds don’t lay many eggs.

5-Day-Old Red Cochin Chick

Cochins are docile, peaceful, gentle, quiet, and friendly balls of fluffy feathers. They are great pets, especially for children.

5-Day-Old Barred Cochin Chick

This chick will grow up looking similar to a Barred Plymouth Rock or Dominique. The main difference is this chick has feathered feet. There are other differences.

Cochins have beautiful, soft, fluffy plumage with lots of feathers on their legs and feet. They have a single comb. The comb, wattles and earlobes are red. Their skin is yellow.
5-Day-Old Gold Lace Silkie Chick

“This breed for years has been one of the most widely raised in all sections of the country, and has great merit as hardy, easily reared birds, good egg producers, excellent broodies and mothers, fine pets, easily confined by low park fence, a leading class at poultry shows, very attractive in appearance, breed true to type, a good demand for both breeding stock and hatching eggs at very satisfactory prices.”

“In fact all the attributes anyone can ask for in any Bantam.” -’Cochin Bantams’ book, 1945 Introduction by the Editor

3-Week-Old Gold (Golden) Laced Cochin Chick

The above photo is a group of 3-week-old Cochin chicks.

Varieties accepted by the ‘American Poultry Association’ (APA) and ‘American Bantam Association’ (ABA): Barred (standardized in 1965), Birchen (1977), Black (1874), Blue (1977), Brown Red (1977), Buff (1874), Columbian (1977), Golden Laced (1965), Mottled (1965), Partridge (1874), Red (1977), Silver Laced (1965), Splash (2014), and White (1874).

4-Week-Old Gold Laced Cochin Chick

Varieties accepted only the ‘American Bantam Association’: Black Tailed Red, Buff Columbian, Lemon Blue, and Silver Penciled.

Frizzles (feathers curl outwards) can be shown in any of the above varieties.

Varieties not accepted by either APA or ABA: Blue Laced, Buff Barred, Cuckoo (accepted by ‘British Poultry Standards’), Dark Mille Fleur, Mille Fleur, Red Barred and others.

3-Week-Old Partridge Cochin Chick

Cochins are classified by the APA as ‘Asiatic’. The other 2 breeds in that class are Brahma and Langshan.

Cochins are the most popular of the ‘Feather-Legged Class’ of Bantams (ABA). The other feather-legged bantam breeds are Belgian Bearded, Brahma, Langshan, d’Uccle, Silkie, Botted, Faverolle and Sultan.

“Without question the most popular of the feathered leg Bantam is the Cochin, with a variety of colors to suit the most exacting of tastes.” -American Bantam Association, ‘Book of Bantams’, 1967

4-Week-Old Partridge Cochin Chick

Cochins are defined as an ornamental, meat bird. ‘The Livestock Conservancy’ lists their status as ‘recovering’. (“Breeds that have exceeded Watch category numbers but are still in need of monitoring.”)

4-Week-Old White Cochin Chick

In 1912 Franklane Sewell, poultry expert and artist, wrote the ideal Cochin chicken is “one that will preserve all the vitality of the ancient Asiatic and prove, as they have with some fanciers who study their proper management, to be productive and profitable as well as exceedingly showy.”

3-Month-Old Cochin Bantam Chickens

“They are a hardy little breed, and will thrive under almost any conditions, providing their houses and runs are kept dry and clean, essential to protect their footings. The variety is somewhat slow in maturing, and unlike most Bantams do not attain their best until after their second year.” -American Bantam Association, ‘Book of Bantams’, 1967

3-Month-Old Cochin Bantam Chickens

“Their unmatched profuseness of feathering make them an ideal choice for colder climates and gives them the ability to eat enough to produce both animal heat and eggs during the heart of winter. They feather slowly, but are very hardy and, like the Brahma chicken, will thrive under conditions where other breeds would perish.” -The Livestock Conservancy

7-Month-Old Cochins

In the photo is a Golden Laced cockerel (front), Partridge cockerel, Partridge pullet (front), and Barred pullet.

Golden Laced Cochins have gold-bay feathers intermixed with green-black feathers. Very colorful.
7-Month-Old Cochins

In this photo is a White cockerel, Gold Laced cockerel, and Barred pullet (hiding in the back).

Roosters weigh 30 ounces (1.875 pounds). Hens and cockerels weigh 26 (1.625) ounces. Pullets weigh 24 ounces (1.5 pounds).

7-Month-Old Cochin Pullets

This photo is a Barred Cochin pullet at the top, and a Silver Penciled Cochin pullet below.

“No better breed of Bantams can be found for a limited or confined space than the Cochin Bantam. They are not inclined to wander, even when they have an extensive run. They do not fly, and a fence two or three feet high will be found ample to keep them in. Their perches should be close to the floor, as if they are compelled to roost very high, damage will result to their feet in flying up and down, as although diminutive and true Bantams in size, they are plump, heavy little birds commensurately, and land heavily from a height.” -American Bantam Association, ‘Book of Bantams’, 1967

7-Month-Old Partridge Cochin Pullet

The female Partridge Cochin has shiny, mahogany-brown feathers that are penciled in black.

"I have an experienced standard chicken broody, and we will put the eggs under her. She has been broody for several days. If the hen is not still cooperating, we will put them in the incubator, but she does such a good mothering job, and she seems to enjoy it so, that I hope we can turn the eggs over to her."

"We hatched Bantam Cochins when we first got into chickens, are looking forward to having the bantams here again."
-Margaret, Duanesburg, NY


7-Month-Old Barred Cochin Pullet

The feathers of Barred Cochins have parallel bars of alternating dark and light, similar to Barred Rocks and Dominiques.

"There is also true and real Cochin expression. There is an expression in the face of Asiatic fowl that is different from others, and it should be cultivated in our Cochin Bantams, as it adds much to their charm." -'Cochin Bantams' book, 1945

7-Month-Old Silver Penciled Cochin Pullet

"The Cochins are very tame by nature and therefore they make ideal pets. They are light feeders or easy keepers. Pheasant raisers prefer Cochin hens because they are very good mothers, being quiet and not tramping the baby chicks." -'Cochin Bantams' book, 1945

7-Month-Old White Cochin Pullets

In this photo the 2 pullets are sharing a nest box.

Hens are very good at sitting on eggs (your own living incubator). When their chicks hatch, they are exceptional mothers.

“The Cochin is the best of broodies and can be moved from place to place with never a thought of quitting the eggs. To obtain good fertility excessive fluff should be clipped with a pair of scissors.” -’Bantam Chickens’ by Fred P. Jeffrey, 1974, quote from C.N. Browder, 1950

Cochin Feather

This photo is a colorful Cochin feather.


More Cochin Chicken Photos + History

 


 
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