|Availability:||First of Feb - End of May|
|Rate of Lay:||105/Year|
|Heat Tolerance:||Not Especially|
|Mature Male Weight:||11 lbs|
|Mature Female Weight:||8.5 lbs|
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First known as Chinese Shanghai Fowl, Cochins first came to America in 1845. They were originally known for their prolific production of brown eggs, but selection was later directed towards the production of fowl and roaster meat. Today, since other breeds are more efficient meat producers, they are primarily kept for their unique appearance. The chicks are light yellow with some being a little smoky in appearance. They have single combs and feathered legs and feet. Adults have white plumage throughout the body. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size.