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: Plymouth Rock Chicken

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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Breed Profile: Sussex Chicken

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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

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: Khaki Campbell Duck

Add to Favorites 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 …

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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

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 Conservancy, Chittigong fowl from Bangladesh were used to a very small degree, and stamped head and comb characteristics onto the breed, differentiating it from the Shanghai breed (now known as the Cochin).

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