Chicken Breeds

What are the best egg laying, broody, docile, calm, friendly, smart, quite, or best chickens breeds and why? What are your favorite chicken breeds or cross breed chickens and why?

Cuckoo Maran

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5/5,
The Marans originated in Marans, France and were reported into the UK in the 1930's.

Sapphire Gem

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5/5,
The Sapphire Gem is a sex-linked hybrid created by a breeder in the Czech Republic. It is a hybrid that contains the Dominate Blue gene and is known for being a good layer.
The Pita Pinta Asturiana is the only breed of chicken indigenous to the principality of Asturias, in north-western Spain.

Russian Crested

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Russian Crested chicken. Very rare breed with unique comb styles. Some combs are floppy and...

Kraienköppe

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History Kraienköppe (singular: Kraienkopp), also called the Twentse, are a little known about...

Columbian Blacktails

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5/5,
This is a Rhode Island Red based hen with the traditional beautiful chestnut plumage and a...

Gallo Giro

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5/5,
Game Rooster Used A Lot I Mexico For Fighting But In The US For Pets Their Temperament Varies...

Gallo Kelso

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This Is Another Breed From The Gamefowl Family He Is a Kelso Their Color Normally Is Red
East Frisian Gull are an "Old World" style of chicken imported by Greenfire Farm in 2014, from...

Bantam Barred Rock

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The Barred Rock is a single comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. Friendly...

Nankin Bantams

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Nankins originated in England in the early 1500's and are one of the oldest breeds of bantam...

transylvanian naked neck (black)

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4.875/5,
large rooster and hens (large eggs)

Booted

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4.81818/5,
According to some books this breed appeared in the 1800s and was not produced for meat or eggs...

Mottled Cochin (bantam)

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Soldiers returning from China brought the first Cochin bantams to England in the 1860’s. They were known as “Pekin” bantams then and are still referred to as “Pekins” in many parts of Europe. Cochins are heavily feathered down the shanks and toes and appear to be much larger than they actually are. They are very gentle, excellent setters, require little space, and with their many color varieties are absolutely beautiful to look at. Cochins are the most popular of the feather legged bantams...
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