80 Chicken Breeds Information (A-Z List)

Chicken Breeds

Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by Pauline G. Carter

When we think of animals in our lives, one of the last ones that I think about is the chicken even though we eat eggs and chicken weekly. So today, I’m going to enlighten you all on the breeds and differences in chickens.

I will describe you, what chickens are best for laying eggs, which ones are best for meat purposes, the chickens that are best for eggs and meat, show poultry, and Bantam.

At the end of the article, you’ll see a list of chickens to have as a reference source.

Chicken Breeds

Chicken Breeds – Type, List, Picture & Information

Meat Breeds

We have the chicken breeds that are for meat. Many people are worried about hormones in our foods, therefore decided to raise their own food. If you want to follow their lead, these are the chickens to raise.

The Cornish Cross is the preferred when picking a chicken for meat. They can be up to 12 pounds in 6-8 weeks. The Jersey Giant weigh up to 13 pounds, but they are slow growers who need a lot of food.

Bresse is a white chicken that is fairly large. With their bright blue feet, it’s not hard to see this bird. They are expensive and popular. They can get up to 7 pounds. Orpington is the last meat chicken I’ll cover. They average 8 pounds and have tender meat.

Dual Purpose

Three best dual-purpose chickens include: Black Australorp, its friendly, a great egg layer, and a great mother. They are protective of the flock. Speckled Sussex, which is beautiful and nice, protective as well.

Rhode Island red, great layer and meat, they get up to 8 pounds. There are many resources to find the best meat birds online, so you can pick your favorite chicken to raise and eat.

Exhibition/ Show Poultry

The poultry show is a small piece of a livestock show, which involves exhibition and competition of the chickens. Chickens are trained for these shows and they are cleaned very well and given manicures too. The chicken breeders are highlighted at the shows as well. It’s a display of beautiful birds.

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Bantam

What are Bantam chicken breeds? They are a little smaller than other birds and they’re great for small backyards. They are very adorable birds.

They are little versions of Brahma chicken. They lay eggs as well, but they do not produce that many eggs per year. They don’t eat much though and their eggs are smaller, but they still taste the same.

Now that you know more about breeds of chickens, I’ll provide a list of the breeds of chickens that we have.

The A-Z of Chicken Breeds – Choosing the Perfect One

Ameraucana Chicken.jpg

Ameraucana

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:Light Blue
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Broody
American Game Chicken

American Game

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:Whitish/Cream
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Hardy
Ancona-Chicken

Ancona

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Active
Andalusian Chicken

Andalusian

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Active, Gentle
Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken

Appenzeller Spitzhauben

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes (in winter)
Temperament:Forager
Araucana-Chicken

Araucana

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Blue
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Flighty
Asil Chicken

Asil (Aseel)

Egg Laying:Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color:Cream or Tinted
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes (in winter)
Temperament:Aggressive
Australorp Chicken

Australorp

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Hardy, Docile
Ayam Cemani Chicken

Ayam Cemani

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Flighty
Barnevelder_Chicken
Double-Laced Barnevelder

Barnevelder

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Light brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Friendly, Active, Quiet, Lively
Braekel Chicken

Braekel

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Active
Brahma Chicken

Brahma

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Friendly
Temperament:Yes
Buckeye Chicken

Buckeye

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Peaceful
California Gray Chicken

California Gray

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Quiet
California_White_Chicken

California White

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Quiet
Campine Chicken

Campine

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Active
Catalana Chicken

Catalana

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Pinkish Cream
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Active
Chantecler Chicken

Chantecler

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Gentle
Cochin Chickens

Cochin

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Friendly, Calm, Quiet
Cornish Chicken

Cornish

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Aggressive
Cubalaya Chicken

Cubalaya

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Light brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes (in winter)
Temperament:Forager
Derbyshire Redcap Chicken

Derbyshire Redcap

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Hardy
Dominique Chicken

Dominique

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Forager, Calm, Personable, Hardy
Dorking Chicken

Dorking

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm, Docile
Dutch Bantam Chicken

Dutch Bantam

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Light Brown
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Friendly, Flighty
Easter Egger Chicken

Easter Egger

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Green/Blue/Pink/Multi
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Peaceful
Faverolles Chicken

Faverolles

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Light brown, Pinkish
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Gentle, Docile
Fayoumi Chicken

Fayoumi

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Off-white, Tinted
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Flighty
Hamburg Chicken

Hamburg

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Docile
Holland Chicken

Holland

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm
Houdan Chickens

Houdan

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Sweet, Easily handled
Iowa Blue Chicken

Iowa Blue

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Skittish
Ixworth Chicken

Ixworth

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Alert, Active
Jangmigye Chicken

Jangmigye

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Light Brown
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Friendly, calm
Japanese bantam

Japanese Bantam

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:Cream or tinted
Primary use:Exhibition /Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Hardy, Bit flighty
Java Chicken

Java Chicken

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Cream or tinted
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Hardy, Docile
Jersey Giant

Jersey Giant

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm, Docile
Kuroiler Chicken

Kuroiler

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Friendly, Feed Continuously, Good Foragers
Lakenvelder Chicken

Lakenvelder

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted, White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Active, Quick
Lamona Chicken

Lamona

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Meat
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Friendly, Docile
Legbar Chicken

Legbar

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Light Blue
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Forager
Leghorn Chicken

Leghorn

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Nervous, Flighty
Malay Chicken

Malay

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:Light-brown
Primary use:Meat
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Aggressive
Marans-Chicken

Marans

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Dark brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Quiet, Docile
Marsh Daisy Chicken

Marsh Daisy

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm, Active
Minorca Chicken

Minorca

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Noisy, Flighty
Modern Game Chicken

Modern Game

Egg Laying:Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Curious, Friendly
Naked Neck Chicken

Naked Neck

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:Light brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Cold hardy
Nankin Chicken

Nankin

Egg Laying:
Egg Color:Tinted
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Friendly, Calm
New Hampshire Chicken

New Hampshire

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Competitve, Aggressive
Norfolk Grey Chicken

Norfolk Grey

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:
Temperament:Active Forager
Old English Game Chicken

Old English Game

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted, Cream
Primary use:Meat
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Self-sufficient, Noisy, Aggressive
Orloff Chicken

Orloff

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:Light Brown
Primary use:Meat
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm
Orpington Chicken

Orpington

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Light Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm
Pekin Chicken
Pekin Batman

Pekin

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Docile
Penedesenca Chicken

Penedesenca

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Dark Brown
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Active
Phoenix Chicken

Phoenix

Egg Laying:Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color:Golden, Silver
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Unfriendly, Docile
Plymouth_Rock_Chickens
Barred Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Brown, Light Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm
Polish Chicken

Polish

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Friendly
Red Shaver Chicken

Red Shaver

Egg Laying:
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm, Friendly, Quiet, Hardy
Rhode_Island_Red_Chicken

Rhode Island Red

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:BrowYesn
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Hardy
hode Island White Chicken

Rhode Island White

Egg Laying:Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Calm, Easy going
Scots Dumpy Chicken

Scots Dumpy

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Off-white, Tinted
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Quiet
Scots Grey Chicken

Scots Grey

Egg Laying:
Egg Color:Cream
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Forager, Active
Sebright Chicken

Sebright

Egg Laying:Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Friendly, Active
Frizzle Chicken
Frizzle Chicken

Frizzle

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted, White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Good forager, Hardy
Serama_Chicken

Serama

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Cream or Tinted
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Calm, Manageable, Assertive, Confident
Shamo Chicken

Shamo

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:Brown
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Pleasant, Docile
Sicilian Buttercup Chicken

Sicilian Buttercup

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Active
Silkie Chicken

Silkie

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted, Cream
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Friendly, Calm
Speckled Sussex Chicken

Speckled Sussex

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Brown, Cream, Tan
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Alert, Docile
Sultan Chicken

Sultan

Egg Laying:Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Friendly, Docile
Sumatra Chicken

Sumatra

Egg Laying:Fair (2/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Flighty, Jumpy
Vorwerk Chicken

Vorwerk

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:Cream
Primary use:Meat/Eggs
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Alert, Active
Welsummer Chicken

Welsummer

Egg Laying:Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color:Dark brown
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:Yes
Temperament:Friendly, Intelligent
White Faced Black Spanish Chicken

White Faced Black Spanish

Egg Laying:Good (3/wk)
Egg Color:White
Primary use:Eggs
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Wild, Active
Yokohama Chicken

Yokohama

Egg Laying:Poor (1/wk)
Egg Color:Tinted
Primary use:Ornamental
Cold Hardy:No
Temperament:Calm, Quiet

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