What is a standard Cochin?

Cochins came to the US and England for the first time in about 1845, when they were known as Chinese Shanghai fowl. The first ones were a buff color and their size and thick soft feathering created quite a sensation, especially in England. Cochins are usually very calm birds and easily made into pets.

What is a mottled chicken?

The Mottled Houdan chicken breed was imported from the town Houdan (France) into England around the 1850’s. This unique chicken breed has a fifth toe, is an old French breed, has a wide cavernous nostril, a large crested feather head and is a white egg layer.

What color are Cochin chickens?

They have almost orange plumage on their head, chest, and back and black feathers on their tail and legs. The hens are mostly black with some orange on their necks. Buff Columbian: This variety of Cochin has the light golden feathers of the Buff variety.

Are Cochin chickens good eating?

Cochin chickens are great eaters of food, and indiscriminate in their preferences. This combined with their unmatched profuseness of feathering make them an ideal choice for colder climates and gives them the ability to eat enough to produce both animal heat and eggs during the heart of winter.

What is a blue Cochin?

The Blue Cochin is stately, gentle, and is very rare. These bluish-slate birds with bright red combs are excellent for showing. Cochins are good layers, extremely likely to set, and have an excellent disposition. Cochins are a good choice for families with backyard flocks.

How many eggs do Mottled Javas lay?

Muscovies have a very distinctive hissing and cooing noise, it’s very quiet, and very cute, although it can be unsettling to people who’ve never heard it before. They are also incredibly prolific birds, and may lay up to three fertile nests annually, with nest sizes ranging from 8-32 eggs.

What color eggs do Mottled Javas lay?

Light Sussex, Mottled Javas, Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, Silkies, and Faverolles all lay a pinkish-cream egg. As noted above, some Easter Eggers will also lay cream or pink eggs, while others will lay green or bluish eggs. Australorp (back) and Mottled Java (front) chickens.

At what age do Bantam cochins start laying?

eight to nine months old
Cochin Chicken Egg Laying If you’re looking for a flock that reliably produces a large volume of eggs, Cochins may not be right for you. Since they mature relatively slowly, hens usually don’t start laying until they’re eight to nine months old.

How many eggs can a Cochin hatch?

At best they are a moderate layer – this means she will lay 2-3 medium brown eggs each week. This adds up to 150-180 per year. They are slow to develop so may not start to laying eggs until they are 8 months old….

Egg Production
Eggs Per Week: 2 Eggs.
Color: Brown.
Size: Medium.

How old are Cochin chickens when they start laying?

If you’re looking for a flock that reliably produces a large volume of eggs, Cochins may not be right for you. Since they mature relatively slowly, hens usually don’t start laying until they’re eight to nine months old. Most other breeds start at about six months, with production breeds starting at about four.

What makes a Cochin a standardised colour?

Standard Cochin Colours. A standardised colour, is a feather pattern that has been agreed by the breed club in conjunction with the Poultry Club of Great Britain (PCGB) A set type and range of acceptable shades of that particular feather pattern/colour that have been layed down, and a range of judging scoring points set out as a guide…

Where can I see a non standard Cochin?

Whereas a bird that is the epitomy of a Cochin in type, size, skin colour and head and comb, that has a feather pattern that is not recognised as standard can only be put before the public and judges at the two main shows of the year, The National at Stoneleigh and The Federation show, at the Stafford County show ground.

What do mL and RB stand for in Cochins?

BLACK COCHIN. “Ml”, is for melatonic, which gives the black the deepness of black and stops the lightening or browning of the older birds Pantaloon’s and fluff. “rb” is for Recessive Black. Speaking in general terms, it’s absence in a fowl is shown by feathers with a purple rather than bottle green sheen to them.

What makes a Cochin a black mottled bird?

The black mottled Cochin is basically a black Cochin with two copies of the recessive mottling gene (mo) the recessive means any bird needs two copies of mo, i.e. one copy from each parent to show as a mottled bird.

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