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All About Ancona Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Breed: Ancona duck Origin: The Ancona duck was developed in Great Britain during the early 20th century. It is similar to a Magpie duck and considered to be a descendant of …

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Lamona Chicken: Everything You Need to Know
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed: Lamona chicken Origin: Beltsville, Maryland, United States. Back in 1912, Harry M. Lamon, senior poultryman of the Bureau of Animal Husbandry, initiated the development of the Lamona chicken at …

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All About the Faverolles Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed of the Month: Faverolles chicken Origin: The Faverolles is a composite breed originating from crosses of Houdans, Dorkings, and Asiatics. The Faverolle chicken breed takes its name from the …

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Ayam Cemani Chicken: Totally Black Inside and Out
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed of the Month: Ayam Cemani Chicken The Indonesian Ayam Cemani chicken, with its unrelenting darkness, is one of the world’s most fascinating chicken breeds. Its feathers are black, but so …

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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing

Breed of the Month: Silkie chickens Origin: Silkie chickens are an ancient bantam breed most likely originating in China, although India and Java may also be their place of origin. …

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Blue Andalusian Chicken: Everything Worth Knowing
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed Spotlight: Blue Andalusian Chicken Origin: Blue Andalusian chickens are credited with being natives of Andalusia, a province in Spain. They originated from crossing a black fowl with one of its …

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Blue and Black Australorp Chicken: A Prolific Egg Layer

Breed: Australorp Chickens Origin: Originating in Australia, the Australorp chicken breed arrived in the 1920s in America and other parts of the world. They originated from Black Orpington chickens in Britain, …

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All About Leghorn Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed: Leghorn chicken Origin: The original Leghorn chicken came from Italy, according to The Standard of U.S. Perfection, but the breed’s many sub-varieties originated or were developed in England, Denmark and …

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Getting to Know Olive Egger Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Cross-Breed: Olive Egger chicken Origin: Olive Egger chickens are not a breed, per se, but a cross of two breeds — usually a blue egg layer and a dark brown …

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All About Orpington Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed: Orpington chicken Origin: 1886, Black Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan-Black Minorca-Black Plymouth Rock cross. The Buff and White varieties were used to make up the Black …

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