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Andalusian Chicken

Andalusian Chickens originate from Spain; they are a rugged and ancient breed of chicken. It is assumed that its history is rooted from the Castilian chicken breeds, resembling this Spanish chicken, but weighing in a bit lighter. They arrived in England around 1846, being distributed around the Devon and Cornwall areas. This breed of chicken was […]

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Sebright Chicken

Sebright Chickens are true Bantam chickens, produced by Sir John Sebright from the UK in the 19th Century. A true Bantam bird means it is a miniature bird. There are no larger counter parts of this breed. There are quite a few features about the Sebright Chickens that stands out from other birds. One feature is […]

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Chicken Breeds

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 […]

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Legbar Chicken (Cream Legbar)

Dr Reginal Punnet, a professor at Cambridge University, years ago, researched ways of sexing male chickens when Britain was trying to break free from its economic setbacks. He took 20 years to achieve his goal of sexing chickens. He crossed a Campine chicken with a Plymouth Rock chicken. After the 20 years, he achieved positive results […]

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Japanese Bantam Chicken

The Japanese Bantam chicken goes back years, probably as way back as in the 7th Century. The Chabo Bantam as it was called then, is a Japanese fowl and was introduced in Europe some time in the 16th Century. “Chabo” actually means little, bantam, miniature, dwarfish. It lives up to that name because there aren’t any […]

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Pekin Chicken

When the British army returned from Peking, China, in the 1860s, they brought with them their first Peking chicken to the UK. Since then this Peking chicken breed has been interbred with American Cochin bantams, arriving today at what is now known as the Pekin Chicken. There is no larger counterpart of the Pekin bantam. They […]

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Houdan Chicken

Houdan Chickens are a French bred chicken, being named after the French city, Houdan, about 100 miles away from Paris. The city of Houdan was always associated with producing poultry and supplying Paris with its eggs and meat. The Houdan was once known as the Normandy Fowl. It is thought that this breed dates back to […]

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Marans Chicken

Marans chickens origins can be traced back France. They are hybrid birds of the Faverolles, Langshan, English Games and Coucou De Malines. At the 1914 national exhibition in France, the Marans made their debut as a ‘country hen’. Still seen in France today are the original type birds with the slightly feathered legs. There are a […]

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Araucana Chicken

Araucana Chickens originate from South America; in fact, they’re named from the Arauca Indians from Chile. In the early 1900s, they were introduced to Europe. There are claims that they have been around already since the middle of the 16th century. Originally these birds had large and floppy pea combs, but these have now been bred […]

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Ancona Chicken

Ancona chickens originated from Italy, from Marche. It got its name from the capital of March; Ancona, a seaport. The culture in Italy was one of fine cuisine, beautiful artworks, and beautiful music, and the beautiful Ancona Chicken became part of that culture, thriving in its home environment. Because of their popularity, the bird spread to […]

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