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: Olandsk Dwarf Chicken

Add to Favorites Origin: Öland, off the southeastern coast of Sweden. It’s the second largest island in Sweden. Descended from British garden hens. Standard Description: A petite Swedish landrace breed that …

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Breed Profile: Cochin Chicken

Add to Favorites Origin: The Chinese Shanghai fowl (later changed to “Cochin”) came to Great Britain and America in 1845. The earliest Cochin chickens were more or less buff in color. …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chicken

Add to Favorites By Dr. Don Monke and Jonathan Patterson. Wyandotte Chicken Breed Characteristics The Wyandotte chicken breed is one of the most prominent breeds of poultry in the United …

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Breed Profile: Delaware Chicken

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California – The Delaware chicken is a 20th-century creation, developed specifically for the growing broiler market in the 1940s. They’re so pretty, they were …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Wyandotte chicken Origin: Wyandotte chickens were called “American Sebright” fowl until the late 1800s, when Mr. Fred A. Houdlette decided to name them “Wyandotte,” after a powerful tribe of …

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Breed Profile: Marans Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Marans chicken Origin: In Marans, France, about 240 miles southwest from Paris, and 100 miles from wine country, and according to the American Poultry Association, the …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chickens — A Top Backyard Choice
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This popular breed was developed in the late 1800s. The breed was named after the Wendat Tribe. Although no breeding records of their development have been found, the Dark Brahma is thought to be a part of the formula. With eighteen color patterns recognized, there is a pattern for everyone’s preference. I have both Silver Laced and Golden Laced Wyandotte chickens in my flock. Some of the color patterns listed in the breed books are rather rare.

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