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Buff Cochins
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50 or more How Many
BUCC Males $3.22 $2.97 $2.91 $2.56 $2.51 Sold Out
BUCP Females $5.34 $5.09 $4.99 $4.90 $4.81 Sold Out
BUCS 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: poor
Cold Tolerance: best
Disposition: best
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: poor
Skin Color: yellow
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
These massive Asiatic fowl are covered with an extraordinary abundance of soft, fluffy, golden buff feathers from tip to toe. They were introduced from China in the mid 1800's, known as Shanghais, and created a sensation wherever shown. They are poor layers, but good setters and beautiful show birds.
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
McMurray staff have a great sense of humor: I ordered 5 Buff Orpingtons with several other breeds. Imagine my surprise when I had 6 buff colored chicks delivered! It took me about a half an hour to figure out that I had been sent a free Buff Cochin as well - I finally noticed the feathered legs. She's a very large and sweet bird and it's fun to watch her run around the yard. Thanks so much McMurray for introducing me to this lovely bird.
My girls are just over six months old and I just adore them! They tower over my bantam cochins and follow me around the yard. They actually like it when I pet them!
When we got our first McMurray chicken, our exotic chicken was a Buff Cochin. Since then she has become such a joy around the property. Because she was so much larger than any other chick, she has been named Biggy Smalls. Thank you, Murray McMurray!
We got one Buff Cochin along with our other 26 baby chickens, and she is sooo cute! As one of the nicest chickens, she gets along fine with the others. Since she is so cute, fluffy, cuddly and nice, I had to think hard for the perfect name, and finally came up with Elonway. Thank you Murray McMurray Hatchery!
We absolutely love these birds. They are funny and sweet and very loyal. As you can see from the picture, we even invite "Pecky Omlette" in to watch TV with us sometimes! She loves it and we love her. She just curls up in our arms and is happy as can be. Our Cochins can often be seen either enjoying their free-ranging life, or hanging out at the glass back door staring at us inside. They are docile, quiet, gentle giants -- very tame and very loyal. I've even taken Pecky to "Show and Tell" at a local hospital. She travels great in her carrier in the car. Hope you get a chance to enjoy these fun birds.
Thankyou so much for my wonderful chicks .I ordered 6 in April, and they all arrived in wonderful health. Mine was just a small part of our 4H order. My beautiful Buff Cochin took Best in Breed at the fair, and I took Best Jr. showman, my first year. I am so happy and proud. I will be ordering again this spring.
I love these birds. My pullet won me reserve champion at one of the biggest fairs in my state, and they are very friendly birds. I will definitely order more in the near future!
I ordered a few chickens this year, among them, Buff Cochins. I LOVE these chickens!! I tell everyone they're the chickens wearing bloomers. They will follow you everywhere, and are very sweet. Thank You for the healthy stock! Sincerely, Miranda H. San Antonio, Texas
I ordered some of your Buff Cochins last year, and I have to say they are beautiful and such characters! Friendly, sweet and commical. I can't imagine not having some of these now.