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Marty’s Massive Chicken Breed Chart - 75+ Breeds!

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Ive been doing a lot of searching on what to buy for my next breed of chicken. But, I couldnt find a comprehensive list (that I could sort), so I made my own!

Dont get me wrong, Hendersons Chicken chart  is awesome. But, it just wont sort and has tons more information than I need.

All I wanted to do was to find the best Big Brown Frequent Egg Layers out there. So, I typed in 75+ Breeds on a spreadsheet.
(In retrospect, it was a long way around to find out that I already knew. That Red Sex Links, and Black Australorp are the breeds I was looking for (and already have...) hu
But, I'm sure it will benefit someone else here...)

The spreadsheet is currently sorted by Egg Production, and then Egg Size.
Here is the entire 6 page sheet. I'll update later with it Alphabetized.

For display on this thread, here are the first 2 pages.
[If anyone/any admin can tell me how to display a spreadsheet, or a .pdf with the BBCode, Id gladly post full updates to this first post!]

http://www.artistmelody.com/images/chart1.JPGhttp://www.artistmelody.com/images/chart2.JPG

Heres what would be really cool.
1) Be able to post the entire spreadsheet on this post
2) Have a discussion on what needs to be updated on the spreadsheet
3) Have a spirited discussion on what breeds are the best (at doing what)
4) If this post could become popular enough to be a sticky post! Waahoo!

Anyway, this was tons of work, so Id love your (constructive) comments!

Marty

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Update: I've sorted by Breed Name and put the .pdf file here.

Here are the first two pages of alphabitized Breeds

http://www.artistmelody.com/images/chart-a1.JPGhttp://www.artistmelody.com/images/chart-a2.JPG


Edited by PacsMan - 2/15/10 at 6:56am
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post #2 of 11

B.Y.C. already has a breed chart.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/breed-chart

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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by houndit 

B.Y.C. already has a breed chart.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/breed-chart


It's got SO many advertisements in it, and it's a devil to sort! Thank though..,

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post #4 of 11

Thats one sweet chicken diaper.  gig

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post #5 of 11

Thanks for sharing that no-frills sort!

post #6 of 11

Thanks for sharing! :-)

post #7 of 11
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I've updated the first post and put in a 2nd link sorted by Breed Name.
Enjoy

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I've added a new web page (http://www.artistmelody.com/chicken-breeds.htm) with the information on it.

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post #9 of 11

I made a similar Excel spreadsheet of characteristics I was looking for and the Red Stars (sex links), Easter Eggers, Australorps were my top 3. After buying EE'er and Red Stars, I'd never buy EE'er again. I will buy Red Stars again though. 

Wife and mother of 3 boys ages 22, 19, 15. Organic gardener. Caregiver of Easter Egger bantams and RIR bantams. 

From Clovis, California

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Wife and mother of 3 boys ages 22, 19, 15. Organic gardener. Caregiver of Easter Egger bantams and RIR bantams. 

From Clovis, California

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I like EE's, but only for the egg color. They don't lay as early, or as often. Plus they're a bit more skittish than RSL. I've decided this year on Barred Plymouth Rocks...

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