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: Barnevelder Chicken
August 31, 2020 · · 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 3, 2020 · · 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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Breed Profile: Silver Appleyard Duck
July 23, 2020 · · 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: 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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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: Breda Chicken
May 23, 2020 · · 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: Plymouth Rock Chicken
January 3, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Plymouth Rock chicken Origin: United States — Plymouth Rock chickens are said to be developed in Massachusetts after the Civil War, and were …

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Breed Profile: Bresse Chicken
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Bresse chickens are France’s best tasting meat chickens. Much of their flavor is due to the unique geography they freely range over, as well as traditional feeding and husbandry methods.

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Breed Profile: Rhode Island Red Chicken

Add to Favorites 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 …

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