Fresh eggs are amazing and having chickens as pets can be a fun way to get them. However, not all chicken breeds are necessarily very people friendly… In this post, I have put together some of the highest-rated chicken breeds for temperament and egg production!
Chicken Breed Reviews!
I know I post a lot about chicken breeds but why don’t you take a turn? So, please post your favorite breed (and why that breed is your favorite) here!
The Sultan is a rare, ornamental breed of chicken that originated in Turkey. Interestingly, they where very popular among the Turkish Sultans…
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The Kadaknath is a little-known, rare chicken breed that originated in Madhya Pradesh, the direct center India. In their native territory, kadaknath chickens are called “kali masi”, literally meaning “black fleshed fowl”… Continue reading “Kadaknaths: All Black Chickens”
Naked Necks are an unusual breed and one might think… “Really, who would want a partially featherless chicken?” But as odd as they may look at first, Naked Necks are actually pretty cool! Here’s why…
Continue reading “Naked-Necks (A.K.A Turkens)”
Easter Eggers chickens are technically not a specific breed. Easter Eggers (aka EEs) are category of chickens that carry genes that give them the capability to lay blue or green eggs. Contrary to a common myth, they differ from Amaraucanas…
The Ayam Cemani is rare breed of chicken with a unique physical trait… They are almost completely black… Their feathers, skin, organs, tongues, feet and even bones are all black! The only thing on them that is not black is their blood (which is for the information, normally colored)… Continue reading “Black Chickens: The Rare Ayam Cemanis”
The Silkie is a unique breed of chicken. Although their place of origin is not definitely known, they made their first appearance in China. In fact, “Silkie” is actually a nickname. The full name for this fluffy breed is the “Chinese Silk Chicken”… Continue reading “Chinese Silkie Chicken Breed”
Image from Sun Bird Farms
The Dorking is a beautiful, yet uncommon breed. The name comes from a place (Dorking, England) and is not in the least sense implying that they have a low intelligence level. Dorkings did not originally come from England, in spite of the name; Their breeding lines go back much farther than that… Continue reading “Dorking Chicken Breed”
Minorcas are lively chickens that come in a variety of colors including Buff, black, white blue and even barred. . . Continue reading “Minorcas”
The Crevcouer (Pronounced ‘krev-coor’) is an interesting breed… With such a striking appearance, they are not easy to miss. Crevcouers themselves actually originated in France. In fact, Crevcouer means ‘Broken-Heart’ in French… Continue reading “Crevcouer Chicken Breed”
Featured above: Silkie beside bantam. Image from My Pet Chicken
Bantams chickens (which are basically miniature chickens), come in many colors and varieties. Bantams only weigh about 1-2 pounds on average (one-fourth to one fifth the size of their larger cousins)… Continue reading “What is a Bantam Chicken?”