The Orpington chicken breed was originally developed in England in 1886. It was named as ‘Orpington’ after the town of Orpington, Kent, in south-east England. It was developed mainly to be an excellent layer with good meat quality. Now Orpington chickens are wonderful dual purpose bird and among the top choices for
Rhode Island Red chicken is an American dual purpose chicken breed which was developed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the mid 1840s. Rhode Island Red chickens are good egg layers but can be raised for both meat and eggs production. They are also good as show bird. This breed is among
The Ameraucana chicken is an American domestic chicken breed which was developed in the United States in the 1970s. This breed was developed by a few people who were trying to standardize the Araucana breed. The Ameraucana was bred from chickens from a South American country (Chile) that carried the blue egg
Speckled Sussex chicken is a dual purpose breed which originated in Sussex county, England in the early of 19th century. Now this chicken breed is also popular in many countries. Sussex chickens have various colors and have a bantam version (about 1/4 of original). It was bred mainly as a table bird.
Plymouth Rock chicken is a dual purpose breed suitable for both meat and eggs production. Plymouth Rock chicken originated in the United States. This breed is also known as some other name such as Rocks or Barred Rocks. It comes with a variety of colors and the birds are cold hardy and
The New Hampshire chicken (also known as New Hampshire Red) breed originated in the New Hampshire state in the United States. It is not a pure chicken breed. They were developed from the Rhode Island Red chicken breed around 1915 in New Hampshire. This chicken breed was developed initially as a commercial
Wyandotte chicken breed is one of the prettiest and good looking breeds of the poultry world. They were originated in the U.S. in the 1870’s. Wyandotte chickens are not a pure breed. They were made of mostly Sebrights and Cochins, experts agree that Brahmas and Spangled Hamburgs were used in making the