Black CochinsLarge Fowl Black Cochins are equally impressive, whether decorating the farmyard or competing in the most prestigious poultry shows. They are famous for their gentle, calm nature, which makes them easy to handle, and an excellent choice for novice poultry keepers.
While Cochins are generally considered ornamental, my strains are very comparable to Orpingtons in egg and meat traits. Hens and roosters are especially sweet natured, loveable, never in a hurry and most often under your feet. They make the best pets and, although very large, they are a good introduction to poultry raising or showing. Some Blue Cochin hens will have a tendency to go broody, which may be useful to those who prefer to hatch chicks under hens.