THE COCHIN

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This is a big, fluffy, friendly chicken! The Cochin, pic­tured right, is one of the largest breeds and has masses of feath­ers right down to its toes. Even the toes have feath­ers, while the Cochin’s legs look as if they are wear­ing fluffy trousers. As this is a heavy-weight chicken, it might be too large for lit­tle chil­dren to pick up, but oth­er­wise the Cochin makes a good pet. They are very easy to tame and will live in a run quite hap­pily - a cov­ered run would be best to pro­tect all those feath­ers. In fine weather they’ll look lovely wan­der­ing in the gar­den, and they are less likely to scratch in the flowerbeds than some of the more ac­tive breeds. Like the Pekin Ban­tam, the Cochin orig­i­nally came from China, and apart from size the two chick­ens look very sim­i­lar.

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