The Mottled Cochin has the classic dense, long soft plumage and poofy tail. Their beautiful black feathers display an attractive iridescent green sheen. Various amounts of feathers in their plumage have white tips, creating the mottled appearance. Half the feathers on their shanks and outer toes are also tipped in white. Cochins have a single comb, are good foragers, and are cold hardy. They do have feathered feet, so care will need to be taken in snow and ice. Cochins are also docile and broody and lay small light brown to tinted eggs.
Average weight: roosters 32 oz, hens 28 oz. Bantams are straight run only.