Cochins are quite showy. They are large birds, but thanks to their dense, long, and soft plumage, they look even more massive than they really are. The birds hold their heads high and have a unique cushion of feathers on their backs and saddles that gives them a distinctive curve from their necks and shoulders to their relatively short, puffed tails. Cochins are friendly, docile birds that adapt to either confinement or free ranging. They are quite hardy in cold climates. Hen lay most of the winter, brood readily, and are excellent mothers. They can be used as foster mothers for other breeds. Egg Well Farm only offers the large version of Silver Laced Cochin, there is also a bantam version, as well as, many different color varieties. The Cochin was admitted to the APA in 1874.