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Dual Purpose Chickens

Dual Purpose Chickens, VariousBreeds

Dual Purpose Chickens

Dual Purpose Chickens are the best egg laying hens combined with the best meat chickens. The truth of the matter is that there are plenty of chicken breeds that are good for both purposes.  As the name itself suggests, they have two-fold purpose of being the best laying hens and meat chickens.

Rhode Island Red Chicken Breed

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Rhode Island Red Chicken Breed

The Rhode Island Red breed is and all American chicken breed created in the small town of Little Compton, Rhode Island. The breed was created in the 1800’s and first exhibited in Boston in 1880. The Rhode Island Red is a hardy, dual-purpose breed which gained great popularity in the first half of the twentieth century.

Catalana Chicken Breed

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Catalana Chicken Breed

Originating from the district of Prat, Spain, the Buff Catalana chicken breed was first introduced in 1902. The Catalana chicken breed was first introduced at the works fair in Madrid, Spain and became popular in South American countries.

Chantecler Chicken Breed

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Chantecler Chicken Breed

The Chantecler chicken breed was developed at the Oka Agricultural Institute in Quebec, Canada. After 10 years of breeding and development, the Chantecler chicken breed was introduced in 1918.

Australorp Chicken Breed

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Australorp Chicken Breed

The Australorp chicken breed come from Black Orpingtons bed in the 1880s. Ausralorps were first bred in England and developed further in Australia as a dual purpose chicken. Australorp chicken breeds have been known to produce 339 eggs per chicken in a single year!