Height and length of chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 2mnypets, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter has a project for 4H and we were trying to find a website that lists the different lengths and heights of different chicken breeds. We have Henderson's saved, but that site only gives weights. If anyone has or knows of any websites, we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't show chickens, but don't breed standards list weight, rather than dimensions? If so, I think it'll be difficult to find that information.
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew it was going to be difficult. It's not for the showing right now, but rather a project that she is working on. Leave it to my daughter to find something nearly impossible to do.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How would you measure the height of a chicken? I would guess perky standing to mid back? Their necks and how tall they want to stand can for berries double their height. [​IMG]
     
  5. crysmom

    crysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its funny this was posted today because I was wondering how tall silkies were compared to bantam cochins [​IMG] anyone know?
     
  6. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

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    About the same, actually, although I think Cochins weigh a little more. I have both, and other than the feathering, I don't think there's much a difference in the roos. My Silkie hen is smaller than my Cochin hen, though.
     

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