These birds are of the Asiatic Class and were originally called the Chinese Shanghai Fowl because they originated in the Shanghai district of China. The name was later changed to ‘Cochin China’ and finally shortened to ‘Cochin’. Until recently this breed was almost lost, but are now being recreated.
They are a large bird, with feathered feet, easily contained, very docile, and easily tamed. Hens lay a medium sized egg, but are good layers. They are good broodies and very capable of looking after their chickens.
Hopefully by the end of this year I shall have Silverlaced Large Cochins also Black Cochins.