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The Delightful Dominique Chicken

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 creation may have …

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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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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas

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 to our rural …

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All About Ameraucana Chickens

By John W. Blehm – To say that Araucana, Easter Egg, and Ameraucana chickens are the same would be like saying Cornish, Brahma, and Sex-Linked brown egg layers are the …

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How Blue Eggs Get Their Color

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 know about the …

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Choosing the Best 4-H Show Chickens

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 best show chickens. …

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The Bare Facts of The Naked Neck Chicken

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 Naked Neck chicken was …

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Empordanesa and Penedesenca Chickens

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 breeds could be …

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Blue and Black Australorp Chicken: A Prolific Egg Layer

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 chickens in Britain, …

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

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 up the Black …

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