About Cochin Chickens
Cochins originally came from China, passed through Europe and eventually came to North American during the 1840s and 1850s. Cochin chickens were mentioned in the first edition of the Standard of Excellence in Exhibition Poultry by William Bernhardt Tegetmeir in 1865.
Today the complete list of colour varieties accepted into the American Standard of Perfection are brown red, birchen, golden laced, blue, partridge, brown, silver laced, buff, black, white, barred, Columbian, and red. With so many different colour varieties, it can be a bit hard to chose, can’t it?