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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Cochins & Other Feather Footed Breeds -> Black Cochins

Black Cochins
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50 or more How Many
BLCC Males $3.22 $2.97 $2.91 $2.56 $2.51 Sold Out
BLCP Females $5.34 $5.09 $4.99 $4.90 $4.81 Sold Out
BLCS Straight Run $4.04 $3.79 $3.75 $3.70 $3.65 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Asiatic
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: medium
Egg Production: good
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: best
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: poor
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: black
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: extremely likely
Bird Size: large
Exotic: yes
Leg Style: feathered
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 11 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 8.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: watch
The Cochin varieties date back to the 1870's. Black Cochins have fluffy, downy plumage giving them a somewhat massive, bulky appearance. They are a beautiful coal-black color. They are highly prized for exhibition.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
This is my favorite breed and color out of every other breed and color of chicken so I ordered 3 along with some other Cochins and they're docile enough to sleep in my hand. I'll definitely be ordering more of these next year.- 10 year old chicken freak
I ordered a lot of White Leghorns and Red Star mix and my free chick turned out to be a beautiful Black Cochin! So excited to watch it grow and to a fantastic show bird! Thanks you guys for making my order that much more exciting!
With a minimum order of 25 (plus one free) chicks, I allowed my two children to each pick 12 chicks. We got several Polish colorations, some blue, anconas, etc. The one spare I managed to convince my son to select a black cochin. When the chicks came in, all were adorable and alert. The little cochin looks like a tiny fluffy penguin, I was certain I could steal her for my own, alas..... she's so sweet and adorable the kids are fighting over her. We will be back to order more of this sweet and beautiful breed. She's very mellow and loves to be handled.
Never had a Cochin till about 5 years ago when we ordered a straight run of 50 chicks. One Cochin chick was in the mix and my son "called" it. My son named him Harry but as the chick grew it became clear the name had to change to Harriet. She was the most docile hen, and oddly enough my son trained her to sit and stay. She was a very smart hen. He took her everywhere, and just in case some other little boy around 5 wants to know, chickens do not like trampolines! He is older and wiser. We just received an order where we had to be sure we had some Cochin hens. It was so exciting to see them arrive peeping and ready for sugar water and a meal. Thanks again!
I just want to let you know how great my black cochins are. They are all very tame and will eat right out of my hand. Some times they like to fly up on my head and back when I am feeding them or when I go out to their pen just to watch them. Thanks for the second bunch of great chickens, I will be ordering from you again this year.