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Marty’s Massive Chicken Breed Chart - 75+ Breeds!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PacsMan, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I’ve been doing a lot of searching on what to buy for my next breed of chicken. But, I couldn’t find a comprehensive list (that I could sort), so I made my own!

    Don’t get me wrong, Henderson’s Chicken chart is awesome. But, it just won’t sort and has tons more information than I need.

    All I wanted to do was to find the best Big Brown Frequent Egg Layers out there. So, I typed in 75+ Breeds on a spreadsheet.
    (In retrospect, it was a long way around to find out that I already knew. That Red Sex Links, and Black Australorp are the breeds I was looking for (and already have...) [​IMG]
    But, I'm sure it will benefit someone else here...)

    The spreadsheet is currently sorted by Egg Production, and then Egg Size.
    Here is the entire 6 page sheet. I'll update later with it Alphabetized.

    For display on this thread, here are the first 2 pages.
    [If anyone/any admin can tell me how to display a spreadsheet, or a .pdf with the BBCode, I’d gladly post full updates to this first post!]

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Here’s what would be really cool.
    1) Be able to post the entire spreadsheet on this post
    2) Have a discussion on what needs to be updated on the spreadsheet
    3) Have a spirited discussion on what breeds are the best (at doing what…)
    4) If this post could become popular enough to be a sticky post! Waahoo!

    Anyway, this was tons of work, so I’d love your (constructive) comments!

    Marty

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    Update: I've sorted by Breed Name and put the .pdf file here.

    Here are the first two pages of alphabitized Breeds

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
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  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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  3. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's got SO many advertisements in it, and it's a devil to sort! Thank though..,
     
  4. chaneg78

    chaneg78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats one sweet chicken diaper. [​IMG]
     
  5. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing that no-frills sort!
     
  6. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  7. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've updated the first post and put in a 2nd link sorted by Breed Name.
    Enjoy
     
  8. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. cgoodloe

    cgoodloe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a similar Excel spreadsheet of characteristics I was looking for and the Red Stars (sex links), Easter Eggers, Australorps were my top 3. After buying EE'er and Red Stars, I'd never buy EE'er again. I will buy Red Stars again though.
     
  10. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like EE's, but only for the egg color. They don't lay as early, or as often. Plus they're a bit more skittish than RSL. I've decided this year on Barred Plymouth Rocks...
     

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