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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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How Blue Eggs Get Their Color
December 5, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Growing up in New England,  I lived across the street from my grandparents’ chicken farm. I am not sure which chicken breeds they raised, so I don’t …

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Blue and Black Australorp Chicken: A Prolific Egg Layer
December 3, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Australorp Chickens Origin: Originating in Australia, the Australorp chicken breed arrived in the 1920s in America and other parts of the world. They originated from Black Orpington …

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Breed Profile: Golden Comet Chickens
November 23, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Golden Comet chickens are friendly, calm, and prolific layers, making excellent backyard birds, but life is often shortened by reproductive tract issues.

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The Delightful Dominique Chicken

Add to Favorites By The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy The Dominique chicken is recognized as America’s first chicken breed. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, although their initial …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas
August 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back …

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Choosing the Best 4-H Show Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What’s the Best Breed for 4-H Chicken Showmanship? Poultry is one of the most popular projects in 4-H and I often get asked how to choose the …

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The Bare Facts of The Naked Neck Chicken

Add to Favorites By Casey Love – According to the APA’s American Standard of Perfection, the breed name is Naked Neck, but many of us also know them as Turkens. The …

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Empordanesa and Penedesenca Chickens

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs Penedesenca chicken. Empordanesa chicken. They roll off the tongue, like guitar chords to a background of castanets. Their Spanish names are unfamiliar, but these …

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All About Orpington Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Orpington chicken Origin: 1886, Black Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan-Black Minorca-Black Plymouth Rock cross. The Buff and White varieties were used to make …

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