Pekin and Cochins

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CoopedChik, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feel Stupid asking this question.

    Whats the difference between a Pekin chicken and a Cochin...
     
  2. RoosterLover15

    RoosterLover15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pekins lay white/cream eggs and Cochins lay brown eggs. Sorry that's all I know haha
     
  3. RoosterLover15

    RoosterLover15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just looked in my chicken book to find out more. Cochins are a lot fluffier than Pekins. They are also taller and a lot bigger than the Pekins. Male cochins weigh about 11 lbs and females weigh about 8.5 lbs. Male Pekins weigh 24 oz. and females weigh 20 oz. Cochins have a round appearance and Pekins have a stocky and robust body. Hopefully that helps more than the first comment [​IMG]
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    In some countries bantam cochins are called pekins. In the US they are called bantam cochins. That is the only difference, although the exact standard and recognized varieties will vary by country.
     
  5. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright thank you every one that helped answer my question.
     

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