Chicken Breed Traits

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Scroll down you will see that there is multiple charts containing all sorts of chicken breeds. The way this chart is designed is that you choose a breed you need to know about, find it, and scan its... traits and read the information.
Some of this information is from the book, 'The Chicken Encyclopaedia, An Illustrated Reference.' Most of the information was missing from the book, so I had to do research on the internet. You may find that some of the squares are empty, this is because I could not find any information on it.

KEY:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
What Breed The Chicken IsWhether The Chicken Is A Bantam Or A Large FowlWhat Type Of Comb The Chicken HasWhat This Chicken Can Be Used ForHow Big The Eggs Are That They Lay
And What Colour The Eggs Are
How Many Eggs They Lay In A YearWhether The Chicken Is A Good Broody Or NitWhat Colour The Chickens Skin IsIf The Chicken Is Fine In Hot Or Cold WeatherWhere The Chicken Originated
Please Note: The Chickens 'Use(s)' Is Not Saying That They Are Not Good Pets, It Just Means That They Lay Lots Of Eggs, Or They Are Large And Good For Meat
A:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
AmeraucanaLarge Or BantamPeaMeat + EggsSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Blue
/YesWhiteCold-HardyChile
American Game BantamBantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: Tinted
YesWhiteHeat-TolerantUSA
AnconaLarge Or BantamSingle Or RoseEggsSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Tinted
/ / / NoYellowHeat-Tolerant and Cold-HardyItaly
AndalusianLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + OrnamentalSize: Large
Colour: White
/ /NoWhiteHeat-TolerantSpain
AraucanaLarge Or BantamPeaEggs + OrnamentalSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Blue
/YesWhiteCold-HardyChile
AseelLarge Or BantamPeaMeat + OrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: Tinted
Under 100YesYellowHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyIndia
AustralorpLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + MeatSize: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesWhiteCold-HardyAustralia

B:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
BarnevelderLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + MeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Dark Brown
/NoYellowCold-HardyNetherlands
Belgian Bearded D'AnversTrue BantamRoseOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: White
/YesWhiteHeat-TolerantBelgium
Belgian Bearded D'UccleTrue BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: White
/YesWhiteHeat-TolerantBelgium
Booted BantamTrue BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: White
Under 100YesWhiteHeat-TolerantAsia / Netherlands
BrahmaLarge Or BantamPeaMeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyIndia / USA
BuckeyeLarge Or BantamPeaEggs + MeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/ /YesYellowCold-HardyOhio


C:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
California GreyLargeSingleEggs + MeatSize:
Colour: White
/ / /SomeCold-HardyCalifornia
Campine
Large Or Bantam
SingleEggsSize: Medium To Large
Colour: White
/NoWhiteCold-HardyBelgium
Catalana
Large Or Bantam
SingleEggs + MeatSize: Medium
Colour: Tinted
/NoPinkHeat-TolerantSpain
Chantecler
Large Or Bantam
CushionEggs + Meat
Size: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyCanada
Cochin
Large Or Bantam
Single
Meat + Ornamental
Size: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyVietnam
Cornish
Large Or Bantam
Pea
Meat + Ornamental
Size: Small
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyEngland
Crevecoeur
Large Or Bantam
Meat + Ornamental
Size: Medium To Large
Colour: White
Under 130NoWhiteHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyFrance
Cubalaya
Large Or Bantam
Pea
Ornamental
Size: Small To Medium
Colour: Tinted
/ /YesWhiteHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyCuba

D:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
DelawareLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: Light Brown
/ /YesYellowCold-HardyDelaware
DominiqueLarge Or BantamRoseEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyHaiti
DorkingLarge Or BantamSingle Or RoseEggs + MeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Tinted
/YesWhiteCold-HardyEngland
Dutch BantamTrue BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Small
Colour: Light Brown
/YesHeat-TolerantJava

E:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate Tolerance Place Of Origin
EmpordanesaLargeCarnationEggsSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: Dark Brown
/NoYellowHeat-TolerantSpain

F:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
FaverolleLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesWhiteCold-HardyFrance
FayoumiLargeSingleEggsSize: Small
Colour: Tinted
/ / /Later In LifeBlueHeat-TolerantEgypt

H:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
HamburgLarge Or BantamRoseEggs + OrnamentalSize: Small To Large
Colour:
/NoWhiteHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyGermany / Netherlands
HedemoraLargeSingleEggsSize: Medium
Colour: Dark Brown
/SomeBlackCold-HardySweden
HollandLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + MeatSize: Large
Colour: White
/NoYellowCold-HardyUSA
HoudanLarge Or BantamVEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Small To Large
Colour: White
A Little Over 100SomeWhiteHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyFrance

J:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
Japanese BantamTrue BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowHeat-TolerantJapan
JavaLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyJava (like many breeds, this breeds origin is mostly a mystery)
Jersey GiantLarge Or BantamSingleMeatSize: Extra Large
Colour: Light Brown
/
Yes
YellowCold-HardyNew Jersey

K:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
KraienkoppeLarge Or BantamWalnutOrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: Tinted
/ / /YesYellowCold-HardyNetherlands

L:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
La FlecheLarge Or BantamVEggs + Ornamental + MeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: White
/ /NoWhiteHeat-TolerantFrance
LakenvelderLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + OrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: Tinted
/NoWhiteHeat-TolerantNetherlands
LangshanLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + Ornamental + MeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyChina
LeghornLarge Or BantamSingle Or RoseEggs + OrnamentalSize: Medium To Large
Colour: White
/ / /SomeYellowHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyItaly

M:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
MalayLarge Or BantamStrawberryMeatSize: Medium
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowHeat-TolerantMalay Peninsula
MaranLarge Or BantamSingle Or RoseMeat + EggsSize: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesWhiteCold-HardyFrance
MinorcaLarge Or BantamSingleMeat + EggsSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: White
/ / /NoWhiteHeat-TolerantSpain
Modern GameLarge Or BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Small
Colour: Tinted
Under 100YesRedishHeat-TolerantEngland

N:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
Naked NeckLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowHeat-TolerantTransylvania
NankinTrue BantamSingle Or RoseOrnamentalSize: Tiny
Colour: Tinted
/YesYellowCold-Hardy And Heat-TolerantEngland
New HampshireLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + MeatSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: Light Brown
/ /YesYellowCold-HardyNew Hampshire
Norwegian JaerhonLarge Or BantamSingleEggsSize: Large
Colour: White
/ / /NoCold-Hardy And Heat-TolerantNorway

O:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
Old English GameLarge Or BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Small
Colour: Tinted
Under 200YesWhiteHeat-Tolerant And Cold-HardyEngland
OrloffLarge Or BantamWalnutEggs + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellowCold-HardyPersia
OrpingtonLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + MeatSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: Light Brown
/YesWhiteCold-HardyEngland

P:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
PenedesencaLargeCarnationMeat + EggsSize: Medium
Colour: Dark Brown
/NoWhiteHeat-TolerantSpain
PhoenixLarge Or BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Small To Medium
Colour: Tinted
/ /NoYellowHeat-TolerantJapan
Plymouth RockLarge Or BantamSingleMeat + EggsSize: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/ /YesYellowHeat-Tolerant And Cold HardyMassachusetts
PyncheonTrue BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Tiny
Colour: Tinted
/SomeYellowUSA
PolishLarge Or BantamV Or NoneOrnamental + EggsSize: Medium To Large
Colour: White
/NoWhiteHeat-TolerantNetherlands

R:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
RedcapLarge Or BantamLarge RoseEgg + Meat + OrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: White
/NoWhiteCold-HardyEngland
Rhode Island RedLarge Or BantamSingle Or RoseEgg + MeatSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: Light Brown

//
SomeYellowCold-Hardy And Heat-TolerantRhode Island
Rhode Island WhiteLarge Or BantamRoseEgg + MeatSize: Large To Extra Large
Colour: Light Brown
/NoYellowCold-HardyRhode Island
RosecombTrue BantamLarge RoseOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: Tinted
About 50NoWhiteCold-Hardy And Heat-TolerantEngland

S:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
SebrightTrue BantamRoseOrnamentalSize: Tiny
Colour: Tinted
Under 100NoPurpleHeat-TolerantEngland
SeramaTrue BantamSingleOrnamentalSize: Tiny
Colour: Light Brown
/YesYellow
Heat-Tolerant
Malaysia
ShamoLarge Or BantamPea Or WalnutOrnamental + Eggs + MeatSize: Large
Colour: Tinted
/ /YesRed
Heat-Tolerant
Thailand
Sicilian ButtercupLarge Or BantamButtercupOrnamentalSize: Small To Medium
Colour: White
/ /NoYellow
Heat-Tolerant
Sicily
SilkieSmallWalnutOrnamentalSize: Peewee
Colour: White
/YesBlack
Heat-Tolerant
China
SpanishLarge Or BantamLarge SingleOrnamentalSize: Large
Colour: White
/NoWhite
Heat-Tolerant
Spain
SpitzhaubenLarge Or BantamVOrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: White
/YesWhiteHeat-Tolerant And Cold-Hardy
Switzerland
SultanLarge Or BantamVOrnamentalSize: Small
Colour: White
Around 50NoYellow
Heat-Tolerant
Turkey
SumatraLarge Or BantamPeaOrnamentalSize: Medium
Colour: White
/YesBlack
Heat-Tolerant And Cold-Hardy
Sumatra
SussexLarge Or BantamSingleOrnamental + Eggs + MeatSize: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/NoWhiteCold-HardyEngland

V:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
VorwerkLarge Or BantamSingleOrnamental + Eggs + MeatSize: Medium
Colour: Tinted
/ /SomeGreyCold-HardyGermany

W:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
WelsumerLarge Or BantamSingleEggs + MeatSize: Medium To Large
Colour: Dark Brown
/NoYellowCold-Hardy And Heat-TolerantNetherlands
WyandotteLarge Or BantamRoseOrnamental + Eggs + MeatSize: Large
Colour: Light Brown
/SomeYellowCold-HardyHoran Land, USA

Y:
BreedSizeComb TypeUse(s)Egg Size And ColourRate Of LayBroody?Skin ColourClimate TolerancePlace Of Origin
YokohamaLarge Or BantamWalnutOrnamentalSize: Small To Medium
Colour: White
Under 100SomeYellowHeat-TolerantJapan


Here is a link to for the book:
To buy, from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Chicken-Encyclopedia-GAIL-DAMEROW/dp/1603425616
If anything in this chart is wrong, please PM me. If you would like a breed added, please PM me.
Thanks for reading,
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Thanks! And yes, some of the information is from a book I own, but most of it I had to do extensive research.
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