Chickens — Black Cochin


Small Animal Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum


Originally imported from China, the Cochin has undergone considerable development in the U.S. This breed is mainly found as an ornamental fowl and is known for its friendly, docile nature. Because of their excellent mothering abilities, Cochins are frequently used as foster mothers for game birds and other species. Their most remarkable feature is their feathered feet. Cochins lay an average of two eggs per week. Their eggs are brown.

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