Old Chicken Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ederob, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!!! I was wondering what is the oldest, tallest, smallest, heaviest and rarest breed of chicken? Anyone know? [​IMG] Thanks!!!!!!!

    Have a good day and God bless!!!!
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heaviest is the jersey giant. Malay is the tallest. Smallest is the Serama.
     
  3. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks allot!!!! Now all I need to find out is witch is the oldest breed!!!
     
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    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks allot!!!! Now all I need to find out is witch is the oldest breed!!!


    Most point to Asil(aseel asele) for that one
     
  5. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I think about it would the red jungle fowl count as the oldest?
     
  6. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!! I guess the red jungle fowl would count.
     
  7. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do ya"ll know what the best egg laying breed is? And the newest chicken breed? I am getting a new chicken and I cant figure out what breed I want to get!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

    Have a good day and God bless
     
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    cman2346 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dorking

    The Dorking is recognized as the oldest breed of chicken, originating in England as part of the Roman occupation. They are a five-toed breed that is dual purposed. Dorkings come in both a standard and a bantam, the standard weighing 6.5 pounds and the bantam weighing one. They are good layers of smallish eggs and are fairly uncommon in the poultry would. They fatten easily which is why they are a good dual purpose bird and often do well in confinement. Having a Dorking in your flock is like introducing Julius Cesear to your backyard!
    Old English Game
     
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    cman2346 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter eggers have the coolest eggs.
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  10. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White leghorns are the best egg layer. I do not recommend them though. They are flighty and not cold hardy in the least bit.
     

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