Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption
Posted Mar 06, 2014
From my experience raising Cochins, I have found the breed to be extremely friendly and very curious. They have lovely, calm temperments and are a good breed for small children.
These birds are well known for their beautiful coloring, thick leg feathering, and large, full tails. There is not much difference between regular sized and bantam cochins. Both sizes produce thick shelled and good quality eggs that tend to be slightly smaller than other breeds. (Bantam cochins also have smaller eggs than regular sized cochins.) Because of their thick coats, cochins do quite well in the cold, but prefer the shade during the summer for the same reason. This is one of the only chicken breeds that seem to be truly personable and care for their owners as their owners do for them. This is also one of the reasons that this praticular type of bird is not as commonly used for their meat.