Greenfire Farms Day-Old Cochin Chicks
The lucky winner of this auction will receive 6 or more unsexed day-old partridge and/or mottled Cochin chicks imported from a show breeder in Belgium!
Cochins are the gentle giants of the chicken world, the “basketball with feathers” that entrances children and causes adults to swoon. Cochins originated in China and with their large size and abundance of feathers ignited passions as they immigrated into Europe. In 1842, seven Cochins were added to Queen Victoria’s private menagerie, and in the ensuing years Britons and finally Americans were swept up in the Cochin-inspired “hen fever” that caused all manner of people to pay large sums for the exotic fowl. Some pairs went for as much as the equivalent $3,600 modern dollars -- a king’s ransom at the time.
Today, Cochins are far less expensive but no less attractive than they were in the Victorian Era. Our birds were imported from Europe where they were kept by a poultry hobbyist who specializes in the breed. We have both mottled and partridge Cochins varieties, and each comes in the black or blue versions.
Our birds are very large, and they are somewhat difficult to breed. Because of their round bodies and dense feathers, the act of mating can be hit or miss for this breed, and fertility in the eggs is often not very high as a result. But, that they lack in productivity they more than make up for in beauty and charm.
The pictures on this auction represent the quality of the stock that Greenfire Farms is currently working with. The winning bidder will receive 6 or more unsexed day-old chicks. They will be vaccinated for Marek's. These chicks will be shipped within three weeks of the close of this auction. We guarantee live delivery and the health of the chicks for 72 hours after you receive them. The auction winner pays an additional $35 in shipping costs.
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