- Blue Cochin Standard Chicken
Have you been searching for a unique bird for your home or farm? At Cackle Hatchery® we offer several varieties of the Cochin, a docile bird that was first introduced to America in the 1800s. This Blue Cochin Standard has a blue tint to its feathers, but it’s also notable for its large size and fluff of feathering and feathered legs. You can expect this breed to lay small or medium sized eggs, and it does well raising chicks. You can place your order for the Blue Cochin Standard baby chicks today or give us a call for additional information.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Blue Cochin Bantam Chicken
Note: About Breeding Blue
Blue 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 1965.
- 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.
Blue Cochins Review by HMurray
We ordered our blue Cochin chicks this past spring and we ended up with a hen and a rooster. They are beautiful and healthy! The rooster is absolutely stunning and actually has a friendly demeanor! Cackle Hatchery has never let us down so it is no surprise this breed did not disappoint. (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Beautiful Birds Review by Christina
I ordered 10 straight run. I ended up with 3 roosters. 4 black hens and 3 blue hens. The birds arrived healthy with lots of energy and have not slowed down. They are big and beautiful. I didn’t buy them for their eggs. But they are now laying consistently at 7 months old. If you are looking for a comical bird with lots of personality that will crack you up when they try to run, these are your girls. They are a wonderful addition. (Posted on 12/11/2019)
Wonderful, beautiful birds Review by Beautiful Blue Cochins
We ordered 15 Blue Cochins last spring. They all arrived safely and healthy. It is several months later now and they are mature and laying eggs. Beautiful coloring and very docile. Will order again!
(Posted on 12/11/2019)
Beautiful chickens Review by Menlo_Homestead
I ordered 3 standard blue Cochin chickens as straight runs and ended up with 3 hens. They are the most beautiful chickens that I have ever seen. Cackle Hatchery’s stock is superb. Their temperament is the best. They are calm and not very vocal. They are friendly to us humans and other chickens. I would definitely recommend this breed to everyone. (Posted on 11/27/2018)
Blue Cochins Review by Morgan reagan
Absolutely the best set of chickens I've ever received, well taken care of. I will order again!! (Posted on 7/8/2017)
I just wanted to say thanks for my chicks. Review by Lisa Oklahoma May 2010
I just wanted to let you know that I received my chicks today, and they are healthy active, adorable little darlings. I'm very happy with your service and will be a great repeat customer when I need more chicks. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
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)