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Buckeye Chicken Breed

Buckeye Chicken Breed Picture

Buckeye Chicken Breed

The Buckeye chicken breed is a true all American chicken breed and was developed in Ohio. The only woman to develop a breed in the American class, Nettie Metcalf created the chicken breed while looking for a dual purpose chicken that was a deep brownish red color.

Looking to match the color of the Buckeye nut, she first bred a Buff Cochin rooster with a Barred Rock hen. From those offspring, she mated a Black Breasted Red Game chicken and used the offspring to develop the Buckeye chicken breed. In 1902 the chicken breed’s name was changed to Buckeye from Pea Combed Rhode Island Red.

Buckeye Chicken Breed Profile

Class: American

Varieties: Buckeye

Weight: rooster:9lbs     hen:6.5lbs     cockerel:8lbs     pullet:5.5lbs

Comb: small pea

Tail: medium length. Roosters carry their tail at 40 degrees, hens at 30 degrees

Legs: yellow shanks and toes. Stout legs and set well apart

Eggs: medium sized brown eggs

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