Golden Laced Cochin Standard Chicken

(19 customer reviews)

As low as: $4.95

Hatching on May 20, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by May 23, 2024.

  • Golden Laced Cochin Standard – Sold as Baby Chicks Only 
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped Early March thru Mid August
Maximum 10 Females and Males


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 1965.
  • 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.


If you have been looking for a visually striking and docile chicken to have on your property, the team at Cackle Hatchery® is here to help. The Golden Laced Cochin Standard is a beautiful feather legged bird that is large, soft and has a friendly temperament. You can expect these chickens to lay either small or medium sized eggs, so do not be fooled by the size of the bird itself. It also has feathered legs.  This is a very hard to find color of the standard cochin and there are very few breeders in the USA. Cackle Hatchery added some new bloodlines to their flock from Roland Doerr in 2009 to maintain the size of this beautiful chicken. For more details about this poultry breed or the others we offer please contact Cackle Hatchery®!

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

Also, may like Cochin Standard Surplus Special.


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19 reviews for Golden Laced 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. jack_iyall2107

    I ordered some Golden Laced Cochins last year (2022) and this year all of the hens went broody. I had placed another order for 10 more chicks this year and two of the hens adopted the chicks as their own which made it the easiest chick raising experience for me. I would definitely recommend these birds!

  3. 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 golden 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! Can’t wait to show them off to the neighbors when they’re old enough to go outside.


    Great Breed!!!

    I purchased some chicks for me and my uncle. They arrived all in perfect condition. When they got there feathers you can tell that cackle hatchery tries to pick there best birds to breed as almosr all the golden laced cochin hens had great lacing. I definitely recommend cackle hatchery

  5. Maria Diego

    Like my golden lace cochins

    Beautiful birds I enjoyed this breed.

  6. Cathleen

    Golden Lace Cochins

    We purchased these beautiful birds almost 6 months ago. They are very quiet birds. The roosters we have are gorgeous. Very happy with this breed.

  7. Erbagirl

    Golden Laced Cochin

    Birds turned out beautiful. All arrived healthy and well. Glad I purchased this unique breed.

  8. Chris B.

    Beautiful, healthy chickens

    We kept 3 golden laced and 3 buff cochins out of the group we bought. These have all grown to be beautiful, healthy birds.

  9. Winn

    Excellent Flock Protector

    I received my Golden Laced Cochin as part of an unsexed rainbow assortment of Cochins. The Golden Laced Rooster was not the largest, but was the most dominant & became a capable protector of the flock (not aggressive to people though). He became a beautiful bird. I would order again.

  10. Big Chicken Breeder

    Absolutely The Best

    Our Cochins we purchased from Cackle are some of the biggest we have ever seen!! They are all healthy and have perfect confirmation. We love these chickens as big breeders these are some of the best and friendliest.

  11. B

    Good birds

    They are friendly hardy birds with good color

  12. Andrew H. Watson, Lincoln Ne

    Best Birds In My Coop

    This breed is among the best in my mixed-breed coop. They are fairly substantial in size and grew faster than most of the birds. Additionally, they have beautiful plumage which they have maintained well, and a very gentle temperament. Their feathery feet are really quite attractive and distinctive.

    One of mine which was supposed to be a hen showed up as a rooster, which was alright. He was very large and extremely attractive, and maintained order exceedingly well in the coop. Unfortunately, city ordinances don’t permit for a rooster in town, so he ended up gracing the supper table, where he also did an admirable job.

    A very fine breed which I will certainly be buying again.

  13. chicken lover 101


    loved this chicken so much so juice. The texture was imPECCcable, looks good enough to eat definitely buying more of these in the future.

  14. kristen


    I purchased some chicks for my daughter’s fair project. They arrived healthy and fast. She won 1st place with her Golden Laced Cochin Rooster at the county fair- judge said that if she keeps his feet feathers in show quality he is definitely Grand Champion Quality!!!



    I just received my chicks in the mail today. I was very nervous of ordering online… my post office is pretty rural and normal mail can be difficult to receive… much less live mail!! My chicks showed up happy and healthy! The post office attendants were laughing at their vigor from inside the box! The overall condition easily surpasses that of the chicks I have purchased at my local feed store. I will absolutely only purchase from Cackle in the future! Thank you for taking such great care in the handling and delivery of our new chicks. I know they are just a handful of the thousands of chicks you see everyday, but to me, and am I sure most of us that mail order chicks, they are part of our clan and I appreciate you taking such great care in doing everything possible to get them here safely! C Carter 05/03/2017

  16. Debbie North Carolina Jan 2017

    Cust Response

    Just wanted to say that the Standard Golden Laced Cochins and the Standard Barred Cochins I ordered and received back in April are looking just beautiful! Very beautiful chickens, with great feathering! I am pleased with both breeds, and am especially excited about the standard sized Barred Cochins because it was only when I saw them on your list of cochins did I realize that the Barred even existed in the standard size! Thank you again, I would and do recommended your hatchery to my friends and acquaintances.

  17. CHICKENGUY2222


    Love my Golden laced cochins! Best friendliest pet chickens we have on the farm! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BREED!

  18. Connie North Carolina May 2009

    Chicks arrival

    For Mother’s Day I wanted Cochins but I didn’t want to order from this other hatchery so I hit the net and found your site. Needless to say I was very leary about ordering, but my son ordered 15 of them for me as a present. Well they came in this morning to my Post Office here and when I put them in the brooder only one really wanted more than a mouthful and there were 17 of them in there. They were robust and all alive. None “off color” sort of speak and chirping their heads off. I put the light on them and they pecked at the food a bit then settled down. All in all I am completely overjoyed at the care in shipping and the condition of the little ones. Now I know you don’t personally check each and everyone but I appreciate the care with which you must give the eggs/chicks. From now on you will be our supplier for bantams and other species and I shall make sure anyone I come across that is thinking of getting some orders from you!! Thank you again for such great chicks. Blessings to you and yours,

  19. Sigfrido Puerto Rico May 2010

    Cackle Hatchery

    As you can see I live in Puerto Rico. My chicks were sent Wednesday and arrived today Friday. All of them alive and in perfect condition. Thank you very much. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and will definitely will do business again.

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