Photo Credit:¬†Courtesy Tom Roebuck
The Cochin chicken breed originated in China and became popular in England and the U.S. in the mid-1800s. Developed as a dual-purpose chicken, the Cochin provides both meat and eggs. It comes in both standard and bantam sizes and in a number of colors, including black, buff, partridge, white, barred, brown, golden-laced, mottled, silver-laced, and blue. The Cochin is listed on the American Livestock Breed Conservancy‚Äôs Priority Watch list.
Weight:¬†8 to 11 pounds
Urban Uses:¬†Cochin chickens are primarily considered ornamental chickens, though hens do lay an average of two eggs per week. They can be used as broody birds, as well.
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