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: 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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Breed Profile: Muscovy Duck

Add to Favorites By Dr. Dennis P. Smith – During the more than 40 years that we have been in business, I must confess that we have hatched and raised …

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Breed Profile: Cayuga Duck

Add to Favorites By Holly Fuller – Cayuga ducks are a threatened breed. These beautiful, iridescent, green feathered ducks are great for their flavorful meat, egg production, show quality, and their ability to …

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Breed Profile: Silver Appleyard Duck
March 14, 2019 · · 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: Pilgrim Geese

Add to Favorites By Dr. Dennis P. Smith, Photos by Barbara Grace – I’ve always loved different types of fowl and studied their traits and characteristics, including pilgrim geese. Like a lot of other poultry …

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Breed Profile: New Hampshire Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: New Hampshire chicken Origin: United States. Development of the New Hampshire chicken breed began in 1915 from a foundation of Rhode Island Reds, first brought into …

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Breed Profile: Easter Egger Chicken

Add to Favorites Origin: United States Standard Description: Easter Eggers are not a true breed, rather a hybrid cross. Their egg color makes them a popular choice. And, since they …

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Breed Profile: Chantecler Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Chantecler chicken Origin: The white variety of the Chantecler chicken was originally developed in Canada in the early 1900s by crossing a Dark Cornish, …

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Breed Profile: Lakenvelder Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Lakenvelder chicken Origin: The Lakenvelder chicken developed in the early 19th century near the border of Germany and the Netherlands. The word “Lakenvelder” …

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