Chicken Breed Focus Project

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. sumi

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    Hi everyone, we have decided to feature and spotlight some of the amazing chicken breeds our members are keeping and working with. From now on every week on Thursday, we are going to start a new feature thread on a different breed, which will be our "breed focus of the week".

    If anyone would like to contribute in any way to this project, have suggestions, or feedback, please send a PM to me or @Kelsie2290

    For quick reference, links to new breed focus threads will be added to this thread as and when we start them.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015
  2. sumi

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    Ameraucana: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/975512/chicken-breed-focus-ameraucana/0_30

    Cochin: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/977805/chicken-breed-focus-cochin/0_30

    Welsummer: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/980204/chicken-breed-focus-welsummer/0_30

    Plymouth Rock: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/982643/chicken-breed-focus-plymouth-rock/0_30

    Iowa Blue: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/986073/chicken-breed-focus-iowa-blue/0_30

    Australorp: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/988347/chicken-breed-focus-australorp/0_30

    Maline: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/990483/chicken-breed-focus-maline/0_30

    Brahma: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/992485/chicken-breed-focus-brahma/0_30

    Dorking: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/994592/chicken-breed-focus-dorking/0_30

    White Face Black Spanish: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/999535/chicken-breed-focus-white-face-black-spanish/0_30

    Rosecomb: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1001843/chicken-breed-focus-rosecomb-bantam/0_30

    Langshan: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1005834/chicken-breed-focus-langshan/0_30

    Jersey Giant: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1007948/chicken-breed-focus-jersey-giant/0_30

    Derbyshire Redcap: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1009835/chicken-breed-focus-derbyshire-redcap/0_30

    Faverolles: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1011648/chicken-breed-focus-faverolles/0_30

    Appenzeller Spitzhauben: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013428/chicken-breed-focus-appenzeller-spitzhauben/0_30

    Sultan: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015131/chicken-breed-focus-sultan/0_30

    Sebright: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1016745/chicken-breed-focus-sebright/0_30

    Buckeye: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1018336/chicken-breed-focus-buckeye/0_30

    Isbar: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1019939/chicken-breed-focus-isbar-blue-isbar/0_30

    Rhode Island Red: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1021447/chicken-breed-focus-rhode-island-red/0_30

    Holland: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1022794/chicken-breed-focus-holland/0_30

    New Hampshire: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1024180/chicken-breed-focus-new-hampshire/0_30

    Hedemora: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1035495/chicken-breed-focus-hedemora/0_30

    Dutch Bantam: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1036794/chicken-breed-focus-dutch-bantam/0_30

    Rhodebar: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1038085/chicken-breed-focus-rhodebar/0_30

    Silkie: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048544/chicken-breed-focus-silkie/0_30

    Asil: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1051581/chicken-breed-focus-aseel-asil/0_30

    Nankin: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1052799/chicken-breed-focus-nankin/0_30

    Hamburg: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1053788/chicken-breed-focus-hamburg/0_30

    Cubalaya: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1063950/chicken-breed-focus-cubalaya/0_30

    Andalusian: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1065043/chicken-breed-focus-blue-andalusian/0_30

    Japanese Bantam: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069100/chicken-breed-focus-japanese-bantam/0_30

    Bielefelder: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069851/chicken-breed-focus-bielefelder/0_30

    Russian Orloff: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1070895/chicken-breed-focus-russian-orloff/0_30

    Ayam Cemani: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1072107/chicken-breed-focus-ayam-cemani/0_30

    Showgirl: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1073376/chicken-breed-focus-showgirl/0_30

    Marsh Daisy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1075008/chicken-breed-focus-marsh-daisy/0_30

    Chantecler: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1076088/chicken-breed-focus-chantecler/0_30

    Campine: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1077842/chicken-breed-focus-campine/0_30

    Blue Hen of Delaware: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081006/chicken-breed-focus-blue-hen-of-delaware/0_30

    Colloncas: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1082166/chicken-breed-focus-colloncas/0_30

    Icelandic: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1083508/chicken-breed-focus-icelandic/0_30

    Kraienköppe: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1085143/chicken-breed-focus-kraienk-ppe/0_30

    Orpington: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088559/chicken-breed-focus-orpington/0_30

    Old English Game: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1090396/chicken-breed-focus-old-english-game/0_30

    Barnevelder: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1092477/chicken-breed-focus-barnevelder/0_30

    d'Uccle: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1094646/chicken-breed-focus-duccle-bantams/0_30

    Java: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1096818/chicken-breed-focus-java/0_30

    Brabanter: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1100952/chicken-breed-focus-brabanter/0_30

    Dominique: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1103078/chicken-breed-focus-dominique/0_30

    Polish: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098899/chicken-breed-focus-polish/0_30

    La Flèche: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1105088/chicken-breed-focus-la-fl-che/0_30

    Phoenix: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1107214/chicken-breed-focus-phoenix/0_30

    Crevecoeur: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109059/chicken-breed-focus-crevecoeur/0_30

    Serama: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1110870/chicken-breed-focus-serama/0_30

    Yokohama: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1112745/chicken-breed-focus-yokohama/0_30

    Houdan: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1114505/chicken-breed-focus-houdan/0_30

    Lakenvelder: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1116268/chicken-breed-focus-lakenvelder/0_30

    Vorwerk: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1118078/chicken-breed-focus-vorwerk/0_30

    Brakel: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1119709/chicken-breed-focus-brakel/0_30

    Sicillian Buttercup: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1137582/chicken-breed-focus-sicillian-buttercup/0_30

    Pyncheon: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1121378/chicken-breed-focus-pyncheon/0_30

    Sulmtaler: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1122883/chicken-breed-focus-sulmtaler/0_30

    Norwegian Jaerhon: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1124478/chicken-breed-focus-norwegian-jaerhon/0_30

    Araucana: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1126008/chicken-breed-focus-araucana/0_30

    Olandsk Dwarfs: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1127278/chicken-breed-focus-olandsk-dwarfs/0_30

    Manx Rumpy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1128602/chicken-breed-focus-manx-rumpy/0_30

    Erminette: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1129899/chicken-breed-focus-erminette/0_30

    Delaware: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1131094/chicken-breed-focus-delaware/0_30

    Maran: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1132230/chicken-breed-focus-maran/0_30

    Minorca: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1133349/chicken-breed-focus-minorca/0_30

    Scots Dumpy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1134508/chicken-breed-focus-scots-dumpy/0_30

    Wyandotte: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1135563/chicken-breed-focus-wyandotte/0_30

    Norfolk Grey: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1136591/chicken-breed-focus-norfolk-grey/0_30

    Ohiki: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1138529/chicken-breed-focus-ohiki/0_30

    Cornish: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1142033/chicken-breed-focus-cornish/0_30

    Modern Game Bantam: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1142840/chicken-breed-focus-modern-game-bantam/0_30

    Sumatra: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1143674/chicken-breed-focus-sumatra/0_30

    Leghorn: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1152504/chicken-breed-focus-leghorn/0_30

    Sussex: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1154699/chicken-breed-focus-sussex/0_30

    Catalana: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1155954/chicken-breed-focus-catalana/0_30

    d'Anvers Bantam: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1157315/chicken-breed-focus-danvers-bantams/0_30

    Swedish Flower Chicken: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1158821/chicken-breed-focus-swedish-flower-hen/0_30

    Euskal Oiloa: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160391/chicken-breed-focus-euskal-oiloa-marraduna-basque/0_30

    Fayoumi: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1162100/chicken-breed-focus-fayoumi/0_30

    Legbar: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1163832/chicken-breed-focus-legbar/0_30
     
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  3. Nifty-Chicken

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    Thanks to @sumi & @Kelsie2290 for their awesome work on this!!!

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  4. sumi

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  7. CCSCHICS

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    Here's one of my girls, Henrietta is her name and she is a polish hen.[​IMG]
     
  8. Rancher3535

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    Here is a breed that really needs attention.


    There are several breeds that we are about to lose because they have gone to the way side of the poultry industry and hobbyist. I am very concerned about the RC Rhode Island White breed. For the last three years I have only found about 1000 adult breeder birds if that. Duane Urch and Sandhill Preservation have a few as far as I know as a hatchery goes but individual breeds are about gone.

    Commercial hatcheries say they have them…hum a Rhode Island White according to the originator of the breed and APA say they are supposed to be Rose Comb not Single Comb. The hybrids that they commercial hatcheries have are not really a true Rhode Island White in my opinion…sorry boys if you disagree but again the originator of the breed made them RC not SC.

    The Rose Comb Rhode Island White although largely outshined by their popular cousins, the Rhode Island Red, the only real connection of the two is the body type and that they both were developed in the state of Rhode Island.

    The beginning of the Rhode Island White breed began in Peacedale, Rhode Island, in 1888 by J. Alonzo Jocoy. He developed the breed by crossing a White Wyandotte with Partridge Cochin and Rose Comb White Leghorn. The breed developed and changed over time until its body resembled that of the Rhode Island Red but in a stark white color. The breed was admitted to the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1922. They were somewhat popular until the 1950’s and slowly faded. According to the Livestock Conservancy there were about 3000 Rhode Island Whites in existence at the time they took a survey of breeds in 2003, the ALBC Poultry Census. My recent research show that we have less than 1000 of them but it is not an official count on RC Rhode Island White breed today. There are several small individual flocks with limited numbers. We really need to work on this breed and bring them back to the numbers and quality that they used to be in 1920-1950.

    This breed is in need of major help. Here are a few pictures of the few that I have.

    Original female from Frank Reese in KS
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    a few of my line of them...
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    These are truly a dual purpose bird in that they are great layers and great meat birds. Last years carcasses came in at an average of 5 pounds at 28-30 weeks.
     
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  9. 4dfeathers

    4dfeathers Hatching

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    Are there any breeders close to Beaumont, Tx?
     
  10. Flybybirds

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    This is Great!!! I raise Chocolate Orpingtons so I will be waiting in anticipation for the responses you get on these great birds. [​IMG]
     
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