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The Cochin is a large breed that derives from chickens brought from China to North America and Europe in the 1840s and 1850s. The striking appearance of the breed started a sudden large increase of chicken breeding in the mid 1840s to the mid 1850s called the "Hen Fever".

The American Poultry Association recognizes several Cochin colors; (listed in their development) Buff, Partridge, White, Black, Silver Laced, Golden Laced, Blue, Brown, and Barred.

The Cochin has been bred purely for exhibitions, but they are still good brooders and layers. They have been known to hatch the eggs of turkeys and ducks.

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