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About The Club

History of the Cochin Club

The Cochin Club was founded in 1902. The Cochin Club has always worked diligently to promote the breed for both the exhibitor and the person who simply likes to have something aristocratic in the garden. After the Second World War there were few classes for Cochins but gradually during the late 1960s and 1970s the breed became more widely kept and then really burst back into life in the 1980s.

The Cochin Club welcomes all who keep the breed. They are both friendly and aristocratic. Effort is not something that is inherent in a Cochin fowl. However they will reward your effort with quiet dignity and fluffy prettiness standing by the kitchen door or feed shed waiting to be fed.

Cochin Exhibitions

Traditionally the Birmingham show always had a stronger entry of birds than the London Crystal Palace. It is interesting to note that these two shows have now evolved into The National Poultry Show (previously London Crystal palace) and The Federation Championship Show (previously Birmingham).

The Cochin Club show is now held at Stafford and there is a stronger entry of birds at this show. In the late 1980’s and 1990’s entries of over 100 birds could be expected. It is now more common for the entries to be below 100 at either show.

Message from the Club President

pres_pjhI have been President of the Cochin Club for the past 18 years. During this time the Cochin has found me many friends from many different walks of life. I first kept Cochins in the 1960s. They have given me enormous pleasure during this past 45 years, so anyone who keeps the wonderful bird called the ‘Cochin’ will always be someone very special to me. Good luck and keep breeding Cochin and you will have friends worldwide.

P J HEYWOOD

President of the Cochin Club

Cochin Club Committee

President

MR PETER HEYWOOD

01827 880023


Vice Chairman

MR GRAHAM BERKELEY

01788 860309


Chairman

MR ELFYN JONES

01286 831142


Secretary/Treasurer

MR ANDY MARSHALL

01428 723030