Breed Profile

Learn about all the interesting breeds available to flock managers who raise poultry for eggs, meat, show, or simply for pleasure.

Breed Profile: Narragansett Turkey
November 12, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite The boys certainly do put on a big show for the gals. Photo by Larry Fiske. Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s from crosses …

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Breed Profile: Rhode Island Red Chicken

Favorite Breed: Rhode Island Red Chicken Origin: As you might guess, the Rhode Island Red origin is the East Coast in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rhode Island Red chickens are as American as …

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Breed Profile: Sussex Chicken

Favorite Breed: Sussex chicken Origin: Sussex chickens are one of the oldest English breeds known, and originated, appropriately, in the County of Sussex around the turn of the 20th century, …

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Breed Profile: Barnevelder Chicken
September 8, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Barnevelder chickens were developed from Dutch landrace and Asiatic chickens for their large brown eggs. Later they were standardized to double-laced plumage. They make charming backyard foragers.

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Breed Profile: Ameraucana Chicken
August 4, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Favorite Breed: Ameraucana chicken Origin: The Ameraucana chicken is a blue egg-laying breed with tails and muffs. It was developed in the United States in the late 1970s by a small group …

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Breed Profile: Khaki Campbell Duck

Favorite By Emma Paunil – Khaki Campbell ducks were bred in the early 1900s by Mrs. Adele Campbell, Uley, Gloucestershire, England. Mrs. Campbell created the Khaki Campbell duck with the intention …

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Breed Profile: Breda Chicken
July 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The Breda chicken is a unique dual-purpose heritage breed from the Netherlands, with striking looks and adorable temperament. Recently, it has become an endangered rare breed.

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Breed Profile: Brahma Chicken

Favorite Breed: Brahma chicken Origin: Often described as “The King of Chickens,” the Brahma chicken breed was developed in America from very large fowl imported from China. According to the Livestock …

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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Breed Profile: Saxony Duck
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite Breed of the Month: Saxony duck Origin: Albert Franz of Chemnitz (East Germany) began developing the Saxony duck in 1930. He used Rouen, German Pekin, and Blue Pomeranian ducks …

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