Buff Cochin Standard Chicken

(7 customer reviews)

As low as: $4.95

Hatching on July 24, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by July 27, 2024.

  • Buff Cochin Standard – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped Early March thru Early 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: 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.


At Cackle Hatchery® we strive to give our customers a wide range of options when it comes to our poultry breeds. That is why we offer several different types of standard size Cochin, including the Buff Cochin Standard. Some of the first things you may notice about this chicken are its size, feathering as well as feathered legs, but you will also be happy to know that it is very docile. Not only will it behave well around your children, but it will excel at raising chicks and will easily go broody. We improved our Cackle Hatchery flock by adding some bloodline from Roland Doerr in 2009. This helped maintain their size and vigor, They are an excellent choice for a show or exhibition type. We also offer the miniature version of this bird. You can place your order online today and please contact Cackle Hatchery® if you would like any additional details!

Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Buff Cochin Bantam Chicken.

Also, may like Cochin Standard Surplus Special.


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7 reviews for Buff Cochin Standard Chicken

  1. Megan Radtke

    I ordered 3 silver, 3 golden and 3 buff cochin. I received 4 silver, 4 golden, and 3 buff which was great except I ended up with only 1 hen (golden) out of the 11 received!!! I’m incredibly disappointed. For the most part all were healthy except one buff but they still all have survived to 16 weeks. Most were pretty chill except the silvers. They have been absolute jerks from the start. Would’ve been happier if the hen to roo ratio was better.

  2. mw4550

    I ordered from Cackle Hatchery because I ordered a number of chicks from them 40 years ago & was very pleased with all the babies I received. This time, I ordered 10 buff cochins & 10 laced cochins. I received a total of 22 babies, all of which were healthy & frisky! In the parking lot of the post office, I transferred them into a larger box dipping each of their beaks into water so they would learn to drink. I gave them chick starter food & then drove them home. My (wonderful) husband had constructed a 3′ x 4′ brooder box for them which he had put on wheels. I put them in this (pine shavings on the bottom) gave them larger containers of food & water, turned on their ceramic heat lamps, and watched them eat, drink, and zip around for a while until they all fell asleep. That was 2 1/2 weeks ago. All are doing great and rapidly outgrowing their box. Thank you very much, Cackle Hatchery!

  3. Chickenkeeper

    Nice Birds

    The buff cochin “chicks” are 9 months old now and surpassed my expectations for hatchery chicks. I ordered 15, received 16, and lost one the next day. They are an impressive size and very gentle and calm. No way are any of them show quality, but each individual has some element that is excellent and by careful breeding I think I can work them into something very nice. If you aren’t judging them by show standards they are beautiful hardy chickens and I will probably order more. Quite impressive when they come running out of their coop in the morning in a bunch.

  4. Hollie V


    The standard Buff Cochin chicks I ordered came on the date I requested and arrived in good condition. they have grown to be large healthy birds of good quality and temperament. I would order from Cackle again and certainly recommend them.

  5. Julie Missouri Aug 2015

    Thank You

    Thank you for our order of chicks, as always they came fine and healthy. We appreciate all your advise and kindness.

  6. Mark Ohio March 2014

    Thanks Guys! Excellent Order

    100% live arrival when I picked up this morning at Post Office. It’s been many years since I ordered from you , from the looks of today’s chicks that won’t happen again. Excellent chicks, strong solid bodies, vitality and good crest on. One jumped into the brooder to drink before I even had a second to dip its beak. Never have I had that before even in ones I hatch.

  7. 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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