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Partridge Cochins
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50 or more How Many
PACC Males $3.22 $2.97 $2.91 $2.56 $2.51 Sold Out
PACP Females $5.34 $5.09 $4.99 $4.90 $4.81 Sold Out
PACS 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: large
Egg Production: good
Meat Production: poor
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Heat Tolerance: poor
Cold Tolerance: better
Disposition: excellent
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 are handsome, massive fowl of the Asiatic class and gorgeously colored. Males' hackle and saddle feathers are almost orange-red with black centers. Females have the typical partridge pattern with dark reddish brown feathers penciled in black. Brought from China in the days of the clipper ships, they were highly prized in New England for their show qualities and as valuable setting hens.
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
product review I ordered a partridge rooster this year after loosing my handsome blue cochin rooster last fall to a weasel attack. I was so attached to him I was reluctant to get another rooster. But MMH did not let me down. This rooster is everything I could want; smart, handsome, & good to his hens. (I have a mixed flock) I could not be more pleased. He filled that empty space in my heart. TY MMH for such fine stock.
First time getting day old babies, and I orderd 11 Partridge Cochin hens, and 1 cockerel .Hand fed and picked up regularly, our rooster became the star of the flock! SUPER GOOD natured and danced with the ladies. we just lost him to a bobcat during a day out, when I left my post for a few minutes. The girls are lost without him. Learned my lesson the hard way. So excited to try again this spring! GREAT BREED!!!
I have never had chickens until now. My neighbor and I ordered chicks from you this Feb (2011). The mystery chick, which I kept turned out to be a Partridge Cochin rooster. He is only 4 months old in this picture. He just keeps getting prettier and prettier every day. He takes very good care of his girls and has a magnificent crow. I am so glad I got chickens and very thankful to McMurray for providing such healthy chicks.
Partridge Cochins are very big and gentle. My Grampie has them, and I hatched his hens' eggs. My rooster Henry is very big and pretty. He is an orange red color and his dad is dark red. The prettiest rooster of them all though was probably Colors, a big and friendly rooster my Grampie got as a free exotic chick, which got us set on Cochins. The hens are gentle as well and very pretty. Thank you, McMurray Hatchery for producing such healthy and gentle chicks.
I love Cochins so much! They are very nice and friendly. There eggs are yummy, and large. I have three and all are beautiful a sweet. I recommend these lovely chickens to everyone. Claire
Last year, I bought three Partridge Cochins, and they are the best chickens that I have ever had. They have excellent temperment, they are superior mothers, and they are good egg layers, when they're not trying to sit. Try 'um, you'll like 'um!
Cochins are some the nicest chickens ever! They are wonderful setters. The roosters are firm with my hens and protect them from coyotes, but they are nice to people. Sam Rosenthal