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AV Bird Hatchery

BUFF COCHIN CHICKS. (Accepting Preorders for 2024)

Regular price $3.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $3.95 USD
Vaccination Status


Type: Standard Chicks
Origin: Asiatic
Purpose: Ornamental
Availability: First of Feb - End of May
Comb Type: Single
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: Medium
Rate of Lay: 105/Year
Broodiness: Yes
Temperament: Docile
Leg Style: Feather
Heat Tolerance: Not Especially
Cold Tolerance: Hardy
Mature Male Weight: 11 lbs
Mature Female Weight: 8.5 lbs

Buff Cochin chicks are buff or straw colored with the head and back being slightly darker than the chest and abdomen. They have single combs and feathered, yellow legs and feet. Adults have an even shade of golden buff plumage throughout the entire body. Cochins have a notably large body, with soft and loose feathers that accentuate their size. Buff Cochins were not only the first Cochin variety, but they were also the original buff breed from which all other buff varieties have been developed. 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.

Chickens   12
Guinea Fowl Keets 15
Ducks 8
Geese 8
Pheasants  Chicks 30
Chukars Chicks 50
Quail Chicks 50


The minimum orders are in place to help the chicks remain warm during transportation