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A Basic Summary Of Some Main Chicken Breeds

By cluckcluckgirl, Dec 4, 2012 | Updated: Dec 6, 2012 | | |
  1. cluckcluckgirl
    So many of us know that there are many breeds of chickens, but which one is right for your flock? In this article, I will not be able to mention every chicken breed, but I will try to mention some of the main or popular chicken breeds.


    Ameraucana

    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- blue
    Cold hardy- yes [​IMG]
    Comb- pea
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be friendly, aggressive, flighty, and/or calm
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Araucana
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- blue
    Cold hardy-yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- pea
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and/or flighty
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Australorp

    Eggs/week- about 5
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and/or shy
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Belgian d' Anver
    Eggs/week- about 5
    Egg color- light brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- rose
    Broodiness- Frequent
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, or aggressive
    Breed purpose- ornamental
    Brahma
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- light brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- pea
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Cochin
    Eggs/week- about 2
    Egg color- light brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- frequent
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and docile
    Breed purpose- ornamental


    Delaware
    Eggs/week- about 4
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be calm, gentle, and frienly
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Dominique
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- rose
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Hamburg
    Eggs/week- about 4
    Egg color- white
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- rose
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be flighty
    Breed purpose- ornamental
    Jersey Giant
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- light brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Leghorn
    Eggs/week- about 3-4
    Egg color- white
    Cold hardy- (white)- yes (non- white)- no

    [​IMG]
    Comb-single
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be calm, flighty, or shy
    Breed purpose- eggs

    Maran
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- dark brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be friendly and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat


    Naked Neck-Turken
    Eggs/week- about 2
    Egg color- light brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be quiet, friendly, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    New Hampshire Red
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness-frequent
    Behavior- can be friendly, noisy, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Old English Game
    Eggs/week- about 2
    Egg color- cream
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- frequent
    Behavior- can be Friendly, calm, and docile
    Breed purpose- ornamental
    Orpington
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- frequent
    Behavior- can be friendly, calm, quiet, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Plymouth Rock
    Eggs/week- about 4
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb-single
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be friendly, calm, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Polish
    Eggs/week- about 2
    Egg color- white
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- v-shaped
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be shy, noisy, and flighty
    Breed purpose- ornamental
    Rhode Island Red or Rhode Island White
    Eggs/week- about 5
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- average
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, or aggressive (roosters)
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Silkie
    Eggs/week- about 3
    Egg color- light brown
    Cold hardy- yes
    [​IMG]
    Comb- walnut
    Broodiness- frequent
    Behavior- can be quiet, docile, friendly, and calm
    Breed purpose- ornamental
    Star
    Eggs/week- about 5
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be friendly, docile, and calm
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Welsummer
    Eggs/week- about 4
    Egg color- dark brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- single
    Broodiness- seldom
    Behavior- can be calm, friendly, and docile
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat
    Wyandotte
    Eggs/week- about 4
    Egg color- brown
    Cold hardy- yes

    [​IMG]
    Comb- rose
    Broodiness- frequent
    Behavior- can be calm, docile, and friendly
    Breed purpose- eggs and meat


    Pictures from and credited to- http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/araucana
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/australorp
    http://www.farminguk.com/marketdetail/Trio-Belgian-Barbu-D-anver-Trio_4617.html
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Brahma-B16.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/cochin
    http://phys.org/news159777888.html
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/farm-breeds/poultry-profiles/dominique-2.aspx
    http://www.chickenforum.com/chickens/hamburg.html

    http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/farm-breeds/chickens-profiles/jersey-giant-2.aspx
    http://www.blueribboneggs.com/interests.htm
    http://www.marans.co.uk/
    http://www.phoenixpermaculture.org/...um/topics/turken-chickens-any-experience-with

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/New-Hampshire-Red-B76.aspx

    http://bloggingerika.hubpages.com/h...English-Game-Fowl-and-Old-English-Game-Bantam

    http://pluckandfeather.com/a-40-chicken.html

    http://www.chicksinthecity.com.au/apps/photos/photo?photoid=124759227

    http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/2/2-2/Terry_Beebe.html

    http://www.bestofcluck.com/blog/chicken-breed-rhode-island-red-and-white/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silkie

    http://bluebarnproducts.com/Chickens/Entries/2009/5/8_Phase_one....html

    http://www.chickens.me.uk/Welsummer_Chickens/Chickens.html

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  1. johanssonmel
    Perhaps we could get some member-donated pix to replace the broken links?
  2. egg xactly
    We'll done ! Thanks
  3. Mountain Peeps
    Wow! Excellent! Great job!

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