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: Shamo Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, the Shamo Chicken is also known as a “gamefowl.”

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Breed Profile: Cubalaya Chicken
January 27, 2023 · · Chickens 101

Part of our Breed Profile series, learn more about the Cubalaya chicken, a Cuban breed.

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Breed Profile: Breda Chicken
December 19, 2022 · · 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: Easter Egger Chicken

Easter Egger chickens are not a true breed, rather a hybrid cross. since they are a hybrid, no two birds look exactly the same, making for a rainbow of colors in a backyard flock.

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
September 8, 2022 · · 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: Delaware Chicken

The Delaware chicken is a 20th-century creation, developed specifically for the growing broiler market in the 1940s. They’re so pretty, they were recognized by the APA for exhibition (in 1952), in those years when production was as significant as beauty.

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Hungarian Yellow Chickens
May 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Hungarian Yellows: a beautiful landrace heritage breed and national treasure of Hungary.

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Breed Profile: Silver Appleyard Duck
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Silver Appleyard ducks are a great all-round heavy breed: friendly, great foragers, growing quickly to produce delicious, lean meat and plentiful eggs.

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Breed Profile: Muscovy Duck

During the more than 40 years that we have been in business, I must confess that we have hatched and raised several duck breeds. However, absolutely none can compare with the uniqueness, the adaptability, the pure pleasure, and the usefulness of the Muscovy duck.

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Breed Profile: Ameraucana Chicken
November 17, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Amercaucana chickens have tails and muffs, with eight varieties recognized in both Bantam and large fowl. Lavender Ameraucanas are a very popular newer variety that is not yet recognized by the APA or ABA.

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