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Cochin Chickens

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Cochin Chickens ‘The Big Bird’

Cochin Chickens Appearance

Cochin ChickensThese birds began to arrive from the Far East in the mid nineteenth century. Originally referred to as the Shanghai, they are sometimes erroneously called the Peking as the bantams resemble the Peking bantams.

They are a large bird, in fact one of the biggest chicken breeds we have. The cocks can reach over 5Kg and the hens usually weigh in at just under 4Kg. (more…)