Taramasso Ranch

Truly Pastured, Free-Roaming, Heritage Hens

Black Cochin


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Black Cochin, originating in China, are a cold-hardy and friendly bird. We have just a couple in our flock, but these are the girls who will stand between your legs while you’re changing their water. The breed dates back to the 1870’s and was made famous when they were given as a gift to Queen Victoria of England who reportedly adored them. Black Cochins are a very large bird but there is also a bantam version of the breed. They aren’t a great egg layer, providing just a couple of eggs per week, but their friendly personality makes up for their lack of production. They make a wonderful backyard pet.

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