Category Archives: Chicken Breeds

Cornish Chicken Breed

Cornish Chicken Breed

Cornish Chicken Profile

The Cornish chicken breed was developed in south west England in the early 1800’s. The chicken breed was bred for cockfighting in Devon and Cornwall by crossing Malays, Red Aseels, and Black Breasted Red Pit Game Fowls. Credited with development of the breed was Sir Walter Raleigh Gilbert.

Cochin Chicken Breed

Cochin Chicken Breed

Cochin Chicken History

The Cochin chicken breed is believed to originated from the Chinese town of Shanghai in the 1800’s and originally called Shanghais. There is some dispute of the actual origin of the chicken breed. The name of the breed was eventually changed to Cochin China, after beliefs that the breed originated in the Vietnam region call Cochin China.

Buckeye Chicken Breed

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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.

Booted Bantam Chicken Breed

Booted Bantam Chicken Breed

Booted Bantam Chicken Breed

The Booted Bantam chicken breed, originally from Asia, was developed in Holland. The chicken breed is one of the oldest known Dutch breeds with paintings of the chicken breed dating back to the seventeenth century.

Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed

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Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed

Chicken breeders in the town of Uccle, Belgium, began development of the Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed in the 1800s. By crossing the Booted Bantam chicken breed with the Belgian Bearded d’Anvers chicken breed, the Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken Breed was created. The Mille Fleur was the most popular sure to its reddish brown feathers with white spangles and their black tail.

Aseel Chicken Breed, 5000 Years Old

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Aseel Chicken Breed

The Aseel chicken breed is the oldest known chicken breed of game fowl. The Aseel chicken breed was bred in India for cock fighting over 5000 years ago. The word “Aseel” is a Hindu word meaning “high born” or “aristocratic”. The princes of India kept the Aseel chicken breed for their pugnacious qualities.

Araucana Chicken Breed

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Araucana Chicken Breed

The Araucana chicken breed was developed by the Araucana Indians in central Chile and discovered by missionaries in the 1500s. Araucanas are believed to have originated from a form of  jungle fowl. The Araucana chicken breed still exists in the wild in the Andes mountain range and the Amazon Basin.

Andalusion Chicken Breed

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Andalusion Chicken Breed

The Andalusion chicken breed has feathers that are edged with a dark shade that is almost black. The males have a rich black plumage with a bluish tint. The female’s plumage is a blue slate color. The Andalusion chicken breed was named after the province in spain where was originated and is 1 of the oldest mediterranean breeds.