Not Especially Heat Hardy
Hardy in Winter
Baby Chicks: Black Frizzle Cochin Bantam
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Cochins as a breed are popular due to their sweet personality and fantastic mothering qualities. But these aren't just any Cochins: they're bantam and frizzled. (Well, 50% of hatchlings will be frizzled... Long story, but you can't breed a frizzled bird to a frizzled bird, or you end up with big problems, so we breed frizzled roosters to smooth-feathered hens, which produces a 50% rate of frizzling in offspring.)
Frizzled Cochins are a good choice if you are concerned about your birds flying over fences, since their unusual feathers make flying any distance difficult. Even better, their quirky look won't fail to get the attention—and maybe incite the jealousy—of your neighbors. Like Silkies, Frizzles are favorites of children and all others who are young at heart.
Cochins do go broody, by the way... They make great mothers, but when they're broody, they don't lay.
What to know about Marek's disease vaccine
We offer the Marek's Disease vaccine on the checkout page.
- Due to Rhode Island state law, the minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12.