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Mottled Cochin Bantam
  • This breed is one of the most delightful breeds at our farm. They enjoy human companionship which makes the great pets.

    Excellent breed for exhibitioning at Poultry Shows. They take up little space and love to freerange. Historically, Cochins are mostly bred for their meat and ornamental uses – not for their egg laying ability. Similar with other large chicken breeds, Cochins only lay about 150 – 180 eggs a year.

     

    Soldiers returning from China brought the first Cochin bantams to England in the 1860’s. They were known as “Pekin” bantams then and are still referred to as “Pekins” in many parts of Europe. Cochins are heavily feathered down the shanks and toes and appear to be much larger than they actually are.

     

    They are very gentle, excellent setters, require little space, and with their many color varieties are absolutely beautiful to look at. Cochins are the most popular of the feather legged bantams and one of our best setters.

     

    Cochins have a lustrous, greenish black base color with many of the feathers tipped in white - a color contrast that really makes them stand out in a flock.

     

    In my opinion this bantam breed has been one of the easiest to care for. They are cold hardy and have playful attitudes which means they adjust well. I love the affection this breed shows. They have quickly became one of my favorites.

    Mottled Cochin Bantam

    $7.00Price