Black Cochin Standard Chicken

(8 customer reviews)

As low as: $4.95

Hatching on June 24, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 27, 2024.

  • Black Cochin Standard – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship 
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru mid August  


Breed Facts

  • 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.
  • TLC: Yes, Recovering 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.


Cackle Hatchery® is proud to offer the Black Cochin Standard, just one of the many colors of standard 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. We added some new bloodline from Roland Doerr to our flocks in 2009 to do some improvements to their size. 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.


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8 reviews for Black Cochin Standard Chicken

  1. timmym59

    We ordered 4 colors of the standard cochins and are very happy with our purchase. They were a wee bit more sensitive than most chicks we raise. First couple weeks I had to keep a eye out for pasty butt. Which could be the feed but they recieved 1oz to a gallon water, apple cider vinegar with mother which normally means smooth sailing. 2 months old now and quite happy. Lost 1 the day of arrival and 1 last week to a snake who couldn’t swallow it.
    With the extras sent we’re still up by 3. If your looking for a personable flock of birds or walking sqarcking incubators these are your birds 👍👍.

  2. Kasey

    Big & Beautiful

    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.

  3. Holly

    Cochins rock

    I love the breed. So take and really beautiful. At 6 months already eggs. They are smart and come running when they see me


  4. Sheri

    Lovely LF Black Fluffy Girls

    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!

  5. Johnny

    Beautiful Bird

    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.

  6. Adena

    Love my fluffy hens

    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)!

  7. Lori North Carolina February 2015

    You Rock!!

    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!

  8. Teresa Virginia July 2014

    Thank You!

    A special thank you to all your staff that sent the most beautiful baby chicks. Will be ordering more in the future, Thanks again!

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