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: Sussex Chicken

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, according to the American Standard of Perfection. Bred for market, Sussex has grown in fame for its meat and its eggs.

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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: 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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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: 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: 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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