Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ginbart, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Here we go again. Can some one tell me the difference between (Class and Variety) when it comes to chicken. Sorry to be so dumb.

    My son started 4-H and he needs to match up species and breeds. We knew most of them but have no idea what the rest are. Can anyone help us please. These we do not know these, Rouen, Broad White, Houdan,
    Booted (Mille Fleur).

    These are the answers we have and need to match them up. Bantam, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Pigeon, Quail, and turkey.

    Hope you understand this. Is a Booted (Mille Fleur) a Bantam or Chicken
    What is a Broad White?
    What is a Houdan? I found that one, it's a chicken. Very nice bird
    What is a Rouen?

    Thank you all for your help. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  2. CT_Todd

    CT_Todd Chirping

    Aug 5, 2010
    Hebron, CT
    You should be able to just google them?
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I tried that and it took me 1/2 an hour to find the other one's we didn't know. I thought it would be faster just asking my friends on here. Thanks
  4. Frosty

    Frosty Songster 10 Years

    Mar 30, 2008
    Anyone that reads the McMurray catalog from cover to cover would see a rouen duck, looks like a large mallard. The Broad Breasted White turkey is the popular commercial type. Just look up McMurray Hatchery, I think the Houdan is a chicken and Mille Fleur is a bantam.

    Edited because I can't spell!
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:A Booted Mille Fleur is a bantam chicken
    By broad white, do you mean broad brested white? If so, it's a turkey
    A Houdan is a chicken, standard or bantam I believe
    A Rouen is a duck
  6. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Rouen is a Duck . Broad White is a Turkey. The booted are bantams.Hope this helps and good luck!
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Thank you that was so much faster. I looked on line but all I could find for Cornish was recipes. lol We have to match up pics with them and they are in black and white. None of them look like a cornish hen.

    Thanks again for your help.
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Quote:Booted (Mille Fleur) is a Bantam but a Bantam breed of any kind is also a Chicken if you getting what I am meaning. So I would answer both! lol Broad White is a breed of Turkey. Houdan is a Chicken and Rouens are a breed of Duck.
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Booted Mille Fleur is a bantam chicken

    This is wegotchickens' booted boy see those feathered feet?



    Rouen is a duck

    Broad White is a turkey

    Houdan is a chicken with a top hat/crest/
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:That is a beautiful bird and that helped with the pics we are looking at. There are 7 pis of chickens but some are so bad I guess we will guess at. The Houdan was easy and now I think we know the Booted.

    Thanks for all your help everyone. My son has ADHD and it's hard to get him to work on this. He said it's like doing home work but he's learning a lot about chickens and doesn't even know it.

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