Silver Laced Cochin

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$5.50$8.00

The Cochin chicken originated in China and was exported to England and America in 1845. The name of this breed has changed several times. Originally it was called Chinese Shanghai fowl, then Cochina China, and later changed to Cochin. This breed…

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Product Description

The Cochin chicken originated in China and was exported to England and America in 1845. The name of this breed has changed several times. Originally it was called Chinese Shanghai fowl, then Cochina China, and later changed to Cochin. This breed was a favorite for Queen Victoria in the 1800s. The Silver Laced Cochin was admitted into the American Standard of perfection in 1965.

The Cochins are a heavy breed with the hens weighing about 8.5 pounds and the roosters weighing around 11 pounds. These chickens are known for having oodles of soft and fluffy plumage on their bodies and feet. The Silver Laced Cochin has a beautiful black and white pattern. The black base is laced with a silvery-white and the white base is laced with black. The cochins produce medium size eggs but are not strong layers; they do produce in the winter. However, they make excellent fryers and are best when harvested at 15-16 months of age. The Cochins are cold hardy as long as their pin is dry. These chickens are known for getting frostbite on their toes if the ground is too wet because of all their feathers. If you are trying to breed this chicken you might consider removing the feathers around their vent so that they do not interfere. The Cochins do not fly and handle confinement easily.

The Cochin chicken is also very well known for being extremely gentle. They are mostly used for showing or for pets. The females are very broody and will mother almost anything, even ducks and turkeys. The males are not aggressive either. This chicken will make a great addition to your backyard flock because of their calm, loving disposition and their ability to get along with other animals.

Live Chick Guarantee

We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.

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Availability

Please note that this table does not guarantee a shipping date

Please note that this table does not guarantee a shipping date

We will email a ship date to you within 30 minutes of placing your order. Your poultry will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. Your tracking number will be emailed to you on your ship day. When your poultry arrives at the post office you should receive a phone call. We recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.

Cancellations

A minimum of two-week notice before your ship date must be given to cancel a live poultry order.

  1. Jennifer Castro

    Gorgeous Huge Gentle Chickens
    I bought a roo and 6 hens. They arrived more than healthy and were ready to get on with their own life. These guys were so healthy it is unbelievable. AND….they are prettier than any pictures I have seen. My roo and 3 of my hens could be shown should I do so. They get along well in a coop and are happy to forage VERY close to home base. This is THE place to buy Cochins. I came back looking for some White Frost Legbars but can’t find any, although they are super rare right now. Thanks guys for your extra hard work!

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