I am currently trying to learn as much about chicken breeds as possible.

Eventually I would like to see each breed in person and provide my own pictures so this list is very much lacking at the moment.

AMERAUCANA

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them

ANDALUSIAN

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them

BANTAM

  • not even sure if Bantam is a breed or what it means

BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK

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  • owned 2: Zebby & Whitetail
  • look like zebra chickens

CAMPINE

  • don’t think I’ve had any, but Hetty (RIP) did look a lot like this
  • 0 experience/knowledge with them

COCHIN

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience however pursuing adopting some Cochin chicks
  • fluffy!

COLOMBIAN ROCK

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  • own(ed) 2 , maybe 4 cocks: Lonely Chicken, Snowball (RIP), maybe Flattop & Curly
  • own 3 hens: Feisty, Thelma, & Una Jacobine

CORNISH

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge

CREAM LEGHORN

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them however pursuing adopting some Cream Leghorn chicks
  • chicks are autosexing: boys and girls look different at birth making it possible to adopt female chicks very early

DOMINIQUE

  • have owned 0
  • 0 experience with them
  • look like barred plymouth rock (see above) with apparently different combs and *slightly* smaller (going by the Internet as I haven’t personally owned any)

D’UCCLE / BARBU D’UCCLE

  • have owned 0
  • 0 experience with them

EASTER EGGER

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  • own 1
  • little experience with them; hope to get more eventually
  • appears to be a mix of different breeds that result in an almost unique pattern
  • ?? often lay blue or green eggs ??

FRIZZLE

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge about them

JERSEY GIANT

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them; have spoken to one farmer about possibly adopting some of her Jersey Giants in the future
  • can get black cocks

MARANS

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them
  • heard rumours they’re broody

NAKED NECK FRIZZLE

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them

ORLOFF

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge of them
  • confused about why they seem to come in such wide vareties — how do you tell a chicken is an orloff?

ORPINGTON

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge of them
  • confused about why they seem to come in such wide vareties — how do you tell a chicken is an orpington?

POLISH

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience with them
  • would love to adopt some one day

ROSECOMB

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge

RHODE ISLAND RED

  • confused about the different between these guys and Red & Gold Sex Links… I might own some?
  • 0 knowledge

SEBRIGHT

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 knowledge/experience

SEX LINK (BLACK)

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience
  • have looked into adopting some black sex link hens but full-growns aren’t available until late summer/early autumn
  • autosexing: boys and girls look different at birth making it possible to recognize female chicks very early

SEX LINK (GOLD)

  • own(ed) 0 unless my red sex links are actually gold
  • 0 experience
  • autosexing: boys and girls look different at birth making it possible to recognize female chicks very early

SEX LINK (RED)

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  • own(ed) 7, maybe 10 hens, including Stonerflake
  • little experience with them regardless
  • don’t appear very bright, lay eggs but don’t seem broody

SICILIAN BUTTERCUP

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge

SILKIE

  • own(ed) 0 😦
  • no personal experience with them
  • met silkies before at a pop-up mini-zoo
  • apparently friendly, broody, & hardy
  • apparently lay small eggs

WYANDOTTE

  • own(ed) 0
  • 0 experience/knowledge of them
Comments are open so people can share their knowledge with me!  If you have pictures of any of these breeds and are OK with me sharing them (with credit/link to you/your page) please post them in the comments so I can include the pictures with the breeds.

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