1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

American Chicken Breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bald k9, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    512
    0
    139
    Sep 5, 2009
    Rural Edwardsville
    Hello are there any breeds that were developed in the United States? or is that what the heritage breeds are?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    104
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Heritage breeds are breeds accepted to the APA before the 60's, and in most definitions, bred to the standard.



    Most heritage breeds are but not all. Breeds like Buckeyes, Rocks, New Hampshires, Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes - American.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    5,644
    367
    303
    Jan 14, 2008
    Quote:Are you saying that most of the "Heritage Breds" are American in origin? If so you're mistaken. I the current APA Standard 13 breeds that were admitted prior to 1960 are in the American Class. Other classes contain a total of 30 breeds admitted prior to 1960. This is large fowl only, no bantams.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by