Valley Hatchery proudly presents the Blue Cochin Bantam Chicks, a breed that combines serene beauty with functionality. These chickens, recognized by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection since 1977, are not only a joy to behold but also bring a calming presence to any backyard or farm.
The Blue Cochin Bantams are known for their fluffy, blue feathers, which present a delightful shade of medium grey, often with a darker, smoky grey lacing around the edges. This unique coloration is both elegant and striking, making them a favorite in poultry exhibitions and a beautiful addition to any flock.
These gentle and calm birds are ideal for families with children, thanks to their docile nature. Their size is perfect for backyard coops, and the hens are excellent mothers, known for their broodiness and nurturing behavior. They lay a fair number of small brown eggs, balancing ornamental appeal with practicality.
It’s important to note that breeding Blue Cochins can result in a variety of color outcomes. Approximately 50% of the chicks will hatch blue, while 25% may be black, and the remaining 25% can be ‘splash’, characterized by pale blue or white with darker splashes. This fascinating genetic trait adds an element of surprise to their breeding.
Weighing around 30oz for roosters and 26oz for hens, the Blue Cochin Bantams are a manageable and delightful choice for poultry enthusiasts of all levels. At Valley Hatchery, we take pride in our years of experience breeding these charming birds, and we’re confident you’ll be more than satisfied with these magnificent, fluffy pets and show chickens. Add a touch of serene blue elegance to your coop with our Blue Cochin Bantam Chicks!