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COCHIN

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AREA OF ORIGIN: Asia

CATEGORY: Heavy breed

EGG COLOUR: Tinted (Sitters)

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Soft feather

 

 

 

 

LARGE

 

 

106

 

Cock

10

5.0kg

 

G

Hen

12

4.0kg

 

F

Cockerel

14

4.0kg

 

G

Pullet

16

3.5kg

 

F

 

The Cochin, as we know it today, originally came from China in the early 1950’s where it was known as the Shanghai, and later still as the Cochin‑China. The breed created a sensation in poultry circles because of its immense size, and table properties. Moreover it is an excellent layer. It was developed, however, for wealth of feather and fluff for exhibition purposes to the extent that its utility characteristics were neglected, if not made impossible, in the winning types. There are no Cochin bantams, although Pekin Bantams are called Cochin Bantams in several countries (USA, Germany and Holland.)

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