- Black Cochin Standard Chicken
Cackle Hatchery® is proud to offer the Black Cochin Standard, just one of the many types of Cochin we have available. This is an interesting poultry breed that first arrived in the country around 1845. The name actually refers to the fact that the bird is a Chinese Shanghai Fowl, and there are many reasons why you may want to have some on your property. Not only do they get along well with children, but they are great for raising chicks. These chickens lay small to medium sized brown eggs, and this variety is notable for its dark black coloring. Order yours today and make sure you contact us if you have any questions for the Cackle Hatchery® team!
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Black Cochin Bantam Chicken.
Also may like Cochin Standard Surplus Special.
Newbie Note: There are some white feathers in their 1st and 2nd stage feathering which is normal but by the 6th month they are solid black feathers.
Black Cochin Standard Chicken Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Asiatic Class
- Weights - Hen-----8 1/2 lbs Rooster------11 lbs
Pullet---7 lbs Cockerel----9 lbs
- Purpose and Type - Ornamental and meat; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color - Brown
- Egg Production - 110-160 eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 0 to 2 feet
- Country of Origin - Asia
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
- ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
- Breeder Farm Source: “Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure color varieties of standard size Cochin chickens since 1975.
Big & Beautiful Review by Kasey
I purchased some Black Cochin chicks earlier in the year and their beauty once mature exceeded my expectations. These birds are enormous, have beautiful plumage, docile temperament, and are good layers. (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Cochins rock Review by Holly
I love the breed. So take and really beautiful. At 6 months already eggs. They are smart and come running when they see me
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Lovely LF Black Fluffy Girls Review by Sheri
When I purchased the large, black Cochins, u was hoping to add some "broody" hens to my flick. At first I was a bit concerned because as chicks and pullets, the had a tendency to pick at my other chicks. However, as they matured, they calmed right down and are quite docile and gentle. Beautiful, iridescent black feathers, fluffy, feathered legs and feet. I am very happy with these girls! (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Beautiful Bird Review by Johnny
This is a very good bread to have around the yard very Calm and they are very people friendly. Only draw back to them is the develop very slowly compared to other breeds...Recommend keeping separate from other breeds. I am very please with them. (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Love my fluffy hens Review by Adena
They have to be very carefully protected, I lost many to a raccoon one night. And I had mine on my carport! Moved to the barn, they just bloomed into the most beautiful feathered ladies. I am ordering more this year, so I can get a rooster to keep for them. When they run, they look like little sumo wrestlers! Hilarious! Not as friendly as I would like, but they will come to food and I don't mind since they lay eggs consistently in the henhouse (not the bushes)! (Posted on 2/24/2016)
You Rock!! Review by Lori North Carolina February 2015
A few weeks ago I placed an order with some of your competition. They shipped 20 babies without a heat pack and all 20 arrived sadly dead. Of course they offered to replace them, so I have more coming next week. But I also ordered 20 babies from you and Yay!!! all of them got here in good condition and very healthy. You have my business, forever and ever!!! Never again will i order from other hatcheries. Chickie love to you! (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Thank You! Review by Teresa Virginia July 2014
A special thank you to all your staff that sent the most beautiful baby chicks. Will be ordering more in the future, Thanks again! (Posted on 11/9/2015)