Category Archives: Chicken Breeds

Ancona Chicken Breed

Ancona Chicken Breed Picture

Ancona Chicken Breed

The Ancona chicken breed has a mottled greenish black plumage with Vshaped whited tips. Anconas were developed in Italy in the port city of Ancona. Originally name the Marchegiana, after the area of Ancona called “The Marches”, the name read later changed to the Ancona chicken breed to suite English speakers.

Ameraucana Chicken Breed

Ameraucana Chicken Eggs Picture

Ameraucana Chicken Breed

The Ameraucana Chicken Breed has a rounded muff and beard with 3 separate lobes. They have small wattles or none at all.
Ameraucanas were created in the states in the 1970’s and are well known for their colorful eggs.

Crevecoeur Chicken Breed

Crevecoeur Chicken Breed

Crevecoeur Chicken Breed

The oldest of the standard-bred French  fowl, The Crevecoeur chicken breed has a large oval crest and full beard that completely hides its head. Their plumage is a shiny black with greenish tones.

Cubalaya Chicken Breed

Cubalaya Chicken Breed

Cubalaya Chicken Breed

The Cubalaya chicken breed is believed to have originated from Oriental game fowl in combination with Old English and Spanish fowl. The breed was brought to Cuba from the Philippines and served as a utility breed.

Brahma Chicken Breed

Brahma chicken breed picture

Brahma Chicken Breed

The Brahma chicken breed originates in Asia’s Brahmaputra River Valley as a cross between Shanghais and Malays. The Brahma is believed to have landed in New York in 1850 on a ship. Some believe that the Brahma chicken breed was created in the United States.

Barred Rock Chicken Breed AKA Plymouth Rock

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Plymouth and Barred Rock Chicken Breed

Plymouth rocks come in a few varieties. The most common is the Barred Rock. Boston is home to the first appearance of the Plymouth Rock Breed in 1849. The Plymouth Rock is a cross of the Cochin, Dorking, Malay, and red jungle fowl, creating a chicken breed with many variations of plumage and leg color. It is believed that the original Barred Rocks disappeared and that modern day Barred Rocks are a re-creation of the original chicken breed.

Orpington Chicken Breed

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Orpington Chicken Breed

The Orpington Chicken Breed originated in England when William Cook was the first to breed an American chicken breed, a Mediterranean chicken breed, and an Asian chicken breed. Cook, a resident of Orpington, England, wanted a laying hen, a meat chicken, and for chicken breed for exhibition.

White Leghorn Chicken Breed- 300 eggs per chicken

White Leghorn Chicken Breed Picture

White Leghorn Chicken Breed

The White Leghorn chicken breed originated in the Leghorn district of Italy. They were brought to the United States in the mid 1800’s on Spanish ships who sold their extra stock once arriving.