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Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:
Cochins originated from China and found their way to the UK and the US in the mid 19th century. Poultry fanciers were taken aback by their unique plumage and their giant size though much of thier mass was an illusion created by their strange but remarkable huge cushion of feathers. Once in the US, the breed underwent considerable breeding changes and the bantam was created from its larger counterpart. In Britain these bantam cochins are known as pekin bantams. Pekins maintain a slightly different type as they have been bred for hundreds years an ocean away from our cochin bantams. Pekins are slightly smaller and rounder and some refer to them as a completely different breed. This ornamental breed we know as cochins is equally popular for poultry fanciers on both sides of the Atlantic as well as around the world.