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Our Chicken Breeds

Araucana, Buff Orpington, Dark Brahma,
Golden Laced Wyandotte, Jersey Black Giant,
Plymouth Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red,
Salmon Faverolles, Turken, and White Leghorn

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Araucana HenAraucana
Araucana: Easter Egger
Weights: Rooster: 6 lbs. Hen: 5 1/2 lbs.

They are noted for their green egg color. They also have beards and small combs. I've been very surprised by the amount of eggs that they lay. I rate them almost with the Rhode Island Red. They rarely go broody and they are hardy to disease. They are a little on the shy side.

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Buff Orpington RoosterBuff Orpington
Buff Orpington

Weight: Rooster: 10 lbs. Hen: 8 lbs. Egg color: Brown

This breed is used for meat and eggs. They grow to be pretty large. The hens make good mothers and the breed is hardy. We really liked this breed, they were very gentle. Hens can lay up to 220 eggs a year.

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Dark Brahma HenDark Brahma
Dark Brahma
Weight: Rooster: 8 1/2 lbs. Hen: 7 1/2lbs. Egg color: light brown

Beautiful black and silvery gray plumage.
A large quiet bird, excellent for exhibition.
A modest egg layer, can lay up to 100 eggs a year.

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Golden Laced wyandotte HenGolden Laced WyandotteGolden Laced Wyandotte Rooster
Golden Laced Wyandotte
Weight: Rooster: 8 1/2 lbs. Hen: 6 1/2 lbs. Egg color: brown

They have a rose comb, which makes them less susceptible to frostbite. Plumage is golden brown laced with greening black. They also make a good exhibition bird. Modest egg layers about 140 eggs a year. Our rooster hawk is one of these. He was our favorite from the beginning.

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Black Jersey Giant HenBlack Jersey Giants
Black Jersey Giant
Weight: Rooster: 11 lbs. Hen: 8 lbs. Egg color: brown

A good show bird that is black with a beautiful green sheen.  A  large bird used for both meat and eggs. Lay up to 140 eggs a year. They can take the cold very well.

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Plymouth Barred Rock HenPlymouth Barred Rock
Plymouth Barred Rock
Weights: Rooster: 9 1/2 lbs. Hen: 7 1/2 lbs. Egg color: lt. Brown

The Plymouth Rocks are used for meat and eggs. They can lay up tp 240 eggs a year. They are docile and are good mothers. This is the breed that my daughter won first place at the fair.

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Rhode Island Red HenRhode Island RedRhode Island Red young Rooster
Rhode Island Red
Weights: Roosters: 8 1/2 lbs. Hens: 6 1/2 lbs.Egg color: Dk. Brown.

Reds are used for meat and eggs, but more for their eggs. They are hardy and can put up with poor diets and housing better than other breeds. I've been very impressed with their egg quality and quantity. Almost an egg a day. They can be a little aggressive to other birds.

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Salmon Faverolle HenSalmon Faverolle young Rooster

Salmon Faverolle
Egg color: tinted

They have beards and muffs. They also have five toes. They are used for show, but also are good layers and excellent for meat. They are good mothers. They lay up to 160 eggs a year. This breed tends to be shy around other breeds. They tend to be the underdogs of the flock.

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TurkenTurken
Turken
Weight: Rooster: 6 1/2 lbs Hen: 5 1/2 lbs. Egg color: brown

They stand the cold very well, even though they have less feathers. Used for both meat and eggs. The hen is a good setter.

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White Leghorn HenWhite Leghorn
White leghorn
Weights: Rooster: 6 lbs Hen: 4 1/2 lbs.Egg color: White

A very active chicken that can fly for some distances. This chicken is used for their eggs. They rarely go broody. In the morning they fill the coop with their songs. They lay at least an egg a day.

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Definitions

Pullet: female chicken less than one year old.
Hen: female chicken one year old or more.
Cockerel: male chicken less than one year old.
Rooster: male chicken one year old or more.
Standard: larger, heavy breed chickens.
Bantams: smaller breed chickens

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