Splash Cochins are an attractive sooty-white with dark splashes of grey. I only produce Splash offspring as a consequence of breeding Blue x Blue, not as a not as an objective. But I do appreciate them, both for their own appeal and for the benefits they bring to my Blue breeding program. While Splash is not yet a recognized variety for Large Fowl Cochins, it has been granted approval by both the APA and ABA in Bantam size.
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.