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Twenty Fancy Chicken Breeds

Chicken are the best source of proteins which are essential for a human body. They are very useful as they provide us with eggs, feathers and meat. There are special industries which grow chickens and provide us with eggs and chicken. Every dish seems to be incomplete without meat or egg as it is essential part of most of the dishes.

There is a list of best breeds according to characteristics of egg laying, meat and beauty. These hens are best in laying eggs as well as in meat

  • The Black Australorp

They are the best chickens which can be used both for eggs and for meat as well as they are the most beautiful chickens. They have a record of laying eggs and due to this it is considered to be best breed for laying eggs in winter.

Eggs:  They lay about 364 eggs per year which means 365 days.

Meat/Size:   Their Weight is almost 3.6kgs.

  • Rhode Island Reds

Rhode Island Reds is the best breed for dual purpose they are considered best for laying eggs as well as they size makes them best for meat. Moreover they are very beautiful chickens. In short they are the best all-rounder. They are the best chicken for backyards.

Eggs:  They lay about 200-300 eggs per year

Weight:   their Weight is almost 3.1kgs to 3.6kgs.

  • Brown Leghorn

The specie is best situated for hot climate and can act very gently in hot climate but it might get aggressive due to change in climate. This breed is for meat and eggs.

Eggs:  They lay about 280 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight is almost between 3kgs to 4kgs.

  • Ixworth chicken

It is the best breed for domestic chicken and it is actually an English variety.  Its basic color is white and it is named after a village. It produces high quality meat along with best quality eggs.

Eggs:  They lay about 270 eggs per year

Weight:   Their Weight is almost between 3.6 kgs to 4 kgs.

  • Ancona

Ancona is a variety which is produced in Italy. And it is known as a dual breed which satisfies the need of meat and eggs.   They are gentle and moody.  The color of their egg is white.

Eggs:  They lay about 220 eggs per year

Weight:   Their Weight is almost between 3kgs to 4kgs.

  • Potchefstroom Koekoek

This breed of chicken was developed in 1960 in South Korea. And this breed is for dual purpose i.e. for eggs as well as also for the meat and moreover it is the most attractive breed.

Eggs:  They lay about 215 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight is almost between 3.6kgs to 4kgs.

  • HAMBURG CHICKEN BREEDS

This specie is very gentle and produces good amount of eggs and meat.  Basically this breed is from Holland.

Eggs:  They lay about 200-220 eggs per year

Weight:  Their Weight is almost between 3.1kgs to 3.6kgs.

  • Wyandotte Chicken

This chicken is American bread and has produced the highest quality results in meeting the needs of meat and eggs as well as in feathers.  This chicken is very popular and it is present in different types of colors.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight:   Their Weight of female is almost between 2.7kgs to 3.2kgs.

The weight of male is almost 3.5kgs to 4kgs.

  • Barnevelder

This breed is basically from Netherlands and is a producer of meat and eggs.  The color of eggs is brown and the size of eggs varies from small to large.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight of female is almost between 3.2kgs to 3.8kgs.

  • Plymouth Rock

This breed is best known for its beauty as they are the most beautiful chicken. Along with the beauty this breed produces a large amount of eggs and meat.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight:   Their Weight is almost between 3.1kgs to 3.6kgs.

  • The Speckled Sussex

This breed produce eggs of browns colors.  This breed is very responsive and is also very cautious and defensive.   They start laying eggs when they are at the age of 5 months.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight:   Their Weight is almost between 3.1kgs to 4kgs.

  • The Rhode Island Red

Most of the people are of the view point that they are very lucky to have this breed in their farm as they lay eggs in a best quantity as well quality. And the meat they produced is also of good quality.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight:   Their Weight is almost between 3.1kgs to 3.6kgs.

  • Buckeye

These chickens are best suited for the persons who are living in cold regions as buckeye loves cold climate and are more adoptable to that environment. Moreover they have very good immune system due to which they can resist the disease effectively.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight:  Their Weight is almost between 3kgs to 4kgs.

  • Houdan Chicken Breeds

This breed is native of France and is producer of eggs and meat.  They have 4 toes. Their name was kept on the basis of a city.

Eggs:  They lay about 200-220 eggs per year

Weight:  Their Weight is almost between 2.5kgs to 3kgs.

  • Chantecler

This breed is best suited under cold environment and produce large quantity of eggs and meat. The best thing about this breed is that it matures quickly.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight is almost between 3kgs to 4kgs.

  • Marans Chicken 

Marans are known for the quality of eggs and meat. No one can beat the quality the meat of this breed. Moreover this specie does not much space to move around and it is very gentle breed.

Eggs:  They lay about 200 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight is almost between 3.5kgs to 4kgs.

  • Araucuna 

This breed is known for its eggs and meat and it is very gentle basically this breed belongs to the South America.

Eggs:  They lay about 180-200 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight is almost between 2.7kgs to 3.5kgs.

  • Orpingtons

These chickens are popular among the British royal family.  They are very human friendly and along with the supply of eggs and meat they also give you a warm welcome and moreover there fluffy feathers are always a source of attraction.

Eggs:  They lay about 156 eggs per year

Weight:  Their Weight is almost between 3.1kgs to 3.6kgs.

  • Black Jersey Giant Chicken

This is the world most meat productive breed and it was produced in the late 19’s century.  As its name implies it is a giant chicken which is used both for egg and meat purposes. It is basically produced in America.

Eggs:  They lay about 144 eggs per year

Weight: Their Weight is almost between 5kgs to 9kgs.

  • Turken

Turken are known for their dual nature of laying eggs and producing quality meat.

Eggs:  They lay about 104 eggs per year

Weight:  Their Weight is almost between 2.5kgs to 3kgs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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