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Buckeye chickens originatingrnin the U.S. state of Ohio. Ohio is known as "the Buckeye state";rnwhich were they got their name. They were first bred and developed in 1896, byrna Warren, Ohio resident named Nettie Metcalf. Nettie Metcalf crossbred BarredrnPlymouth Rocks, Buff Cochins, and some black breasted red games to produce thernBuckeye. Her goal was a functional breed that could produce well in the bitterrnMidwest winters.

rnrnBuckeye chickens arerna calm dual-purpose chicken that have a decent laying ability (between 150 andrn200 eggs per year) and strong meat production characteristics. Buckeyes arernyellow skinned chickens that lay brown eggs. They are the only purely American chickenrnbreed to sport a pea comb, and this, combined with its stocky build, makes themrna supremely cold-hardy chicken.

rnrnThey also bearrnsome traits of Game fowl in frame and disposition, being assertive in characterrnand a very good forager. Despite their game heritage, they tolerate confinementrnwell, although they will be much happier and produce better if allowed to rangernon grass.

Buckeyes arernprimarily mahogany red with black tails; sometimes males have other darkrnfeathering. According to the breed standard, a Buckeye's plumage should ideallyrnresemble the hue of an Ohio Buckeye's seeds. In the past, largely due its lackrnof color variations, the Buckeye has not been an especially popular exhibitionrnbreed.Also they were not adopted by commercial operations so they were generallyrnused on smaller farm flocks. Theis all resulted in the a decline in theirrnnumbers.rnrnToday there are fewerrnthan 1,000 breeding Buckeye chickens in the United States, with seven or fewerrnprimary breeding flocks, and estimated global population less than 5,000. However,rnthere is a growing interest in the exhibition poultry fancy for thisrndual-purpose variety of bird.rnrn

rnrnBuckeye malesrnweighs an average of 9 lb (4.1 kg), and the hens 6.5 lb (2.9 kg). They havernyellow skin and lays brown eggs. Especially in the hen, the breed is veryrnsimilar in appearance to the Rhode Island Red. Buckeyes can be differentiatedrnby a bar of slate color on the back feathers close to the body; their body isrnalso much more compact, with a short yet broad back.


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