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Chicken Breeds Named After States or Places in the United States

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bullitt, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was trying to think of all the chicken breeds that were named for states or places in the United States.

    Are there more than these?

    Buckeye (Ohio)
    California Grey
    Delaware
    Iowa Blue
    Jersey Giant (New Jersey)
    New Hampshire
    Plymouth Rock (Massachusetts)
    Rhode Island Red and White
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    California White
    ...trying to think of more....
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I thought of the California White, but I did not include it because it is a hybrid and not a breed.

    The California White is a cross between a White Leghorn hen and a California Grey rooster.

    I suppose for this purpose it is alright, though. Thanks.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    [​IMG] Good point...hopefully you can think of some more!
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't think of any more.

    The only other breed I can think of that is close is the Wyandotte, but that breed was named after the Wyandotte Indian tribe in New York.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I guess the whole country works. :)
     
  8. draye

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    Delaware Blue Hen.
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a link to a website about Delaware Blue chickens?
     
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