Leghorn chicken is a Mediterranean chicken breed originating in rural Tuscany, in central Italy. In 1828 form the port city of Livorno, Leghorn chickens were first exported to North America. By 1865 this chicken breed was known as “Leghorn” (the traditional anglicisation of “Livorno”). But before that time they were initially called
Asil chicken (also spelled Aseel or Asli) is an ancient breed of chicken from India. Asil chickens are originally kept for cockfighting, but nowadays they are also kept for ornamental purposes. Asil chickens were brought to Europe around 1750. They are considered as the strongest game bird in the world. They are
Cochin chicken is an Asiatic domestic chicken breed. They were originated from China in the early 1850s. And Cochin chickens are popular and known throughout the world for being big friendly balls of fluff and feathers. As a very distinctive chicken breed, Cochin chickens became very popular among the poultry lovers in
The Welsummer Chicken is a Dutch breed developed in the 1900’s and it was named after the village of Welsum in Holland. It is a large size dual purpose chicken breed. But the Welsummer chicken breed was originally developed in the area along the river Ysel to the north of Deventer, Holland.
Brahma chicken is actually an Asiatic chicken breed. It is among the large chicken breeds which was developed in the United States from very large breeds imported from the Chinese port of Shanghai. This breed was the principal meat chicken breed in the United States from the 1850s until about 1930. Nowadays,
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