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About Ameraucana ChickensAmeraucana


Ameraucana chickens are an American breed first established as a breed in 1984. Like the Araucanas, the Ameraucana lays eggs in shades of light blue, however the Ameraucana does not have the low fertility that its parent breed, the Araucana, has. The birds themselves have a hefty build are black and shades of grey. The breed boasts a snazzy beard, ear muffs and a tail.

Ameraucanas and Araucanas share many characteristics, however due to different countries around the world namely the USA and UK, there are some disputes about the breeds. In the USA, Araucanas and Ameraucanas are similar but different breeds, while in other countries like the UK, Araucanas and Ameraucanas are considered the same. The key differences that ...

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About Ancona ChickensAncona


Ancona chickens are beautiful birds, best known for their speckled feathers and proud comb. First bred in the 1850''s in the Italian city of Ancona, but later bred mainly in the United Kingdom and eventually in the United States. Ironically they are not very popular in Italy and attempts to bring them back to Italy have been going on since the early 2000’s. They are well known as foragers, good egg producers, and as show birds.

The Ancona’s color is a deep green or beetle green with white speckles at the tip of each feather. They have a medium sized comb and can have a rose comb or single comb.Until recently they could only have a large single comb in shows, but now rose comb varieties are acceptable. Anconas are one ...

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About Andalusian ChickensAndalusian


Andalusian chickens are blue feathered birds originally from Spain. Their origin is not entirely known, but the earliest records of it date back to the 1840’s.Their deep blue feathers make them very easy to spot in a crowd. Andalusians like to explore and dislike fences and cages, they are able to fly over fences over six feet tall. They are good foragers, explorers, flyers, egg layers, and are very robust winter birds.  

Their unique blue feathers are what really distinguish them from other breeds. The feathers are an almost grey blue laced with streams of dark blue throughout every feather. Andalusian chickens are odd because not all of their hatchlings have blue feathers only around fifty percent will be blu ...

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About Appenzeller Barthuhner ChickensAppenzeller Barthuhner


Appenzeller Spitzhaubens are the national chicken of Switzerland. They have a rugged physiology and personality suited to the mountains from which they came. Although rangy and independent, they can provide 150 medium, orange-yolked, eggs a year. Appenzeller Spitzhauben chickens sleep in the trees if allowed and will only return to the coop for feeding. They thrive in cold weather.  

Appenzeller Spitzhauben chickens display entertaining personalities highlighted in their outrageous appearance and heightened by their free-spirited lifestyle. They derive pleasure through their unrelenting pursuit of bugs. Long-time owners have nicknamed the breed “Spitz”--a name which captures the spunk of this rangy chicken from t ...

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About Appenzeller Spitzhauben ChickensAppenzeller Spitzhauben


Appenzeller Spitzhaubens are the national chicken ofrnSwitzerland. They have a rugged physiology and personality suited to thernmountains from which they came. Although rangy and independent, they canrnprovide 150 medium, orange-yolked, eggs a year. Appenzeller Spitzhauben chickensrnsleep in the trees if allowed and will only return to the coop for feeding.rnThey thrive in cold weather.    

Appenzeller Spitzhauben chickens display entertainingrnpersonalities highlighted in their outrageous appearance and heightened byrntheir free-spirited lifestyle. They derive pleasure through their unrelentingrnpursuit of bugs. Long-time owners have nicknamed the breed “Spitz”--a namernwhich captures the spunk of this rangy chicken f ...

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About Araucana ChickensAraucana


Araucana chickens are a South American bird originally from chile. They are best known for being the progenitor of the Ameraucana and Easter Egger. Araucanas are a fairly rare bird due to a genetic deformity that causes many to die during incubation. The Araucana has a beard, ear tufts, and can have a tail or not tail. They lay a large number of eggs in various shades of light blue.

Araucanas are grouped into two categories, the United States and the United Kingdom. The United States group describes the Araucana as having a variety of colors, ear tufts and is tailless. The second group which is in the United Kingdom describes them as having a beard, ear tufts, and can have a tail. Both categories have a small pea comb.& ...

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About Aseel ChickensAseel


Aseel, or Asil, chickens originated from the South Punjab / Sindh area of Pakistan and India. They are found throughout Southeast Asia, such as Shamo and Thai Game. They are generally unstandardized in South Asia and India, but popularity has increased in the western world in recent times with the breed standardized in the British, Australian, and American standards.  

Aseel Chickens mature slowly but develop into stocky fowl. With a stout constitution, natural intelligence, and enduring physiology they survive well in free-range conditions. Aseel’s are broody and some farmers use them to hatch eggs for less broody breeds. They bear confinement well as long as that confinement also includes same sex isolation. A ...

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About Astralorp ChickensAstralorp


Australorps are the Australian take on the Orpington breed. They are calm and friendly, and excellent layers of light brown eggs. The Australorp''s exceptionally soft, shiny black plumage has hints of green and purple in the sunlight. Peaceful and dignified, Australorps are an absolutely delightful bird which we highly recommend to anyone who wants a pet chicken that lays dependably.

This breed originated in Australia developed from Black Orpingtons imported from England; and the emphasis of the breeding program was on egg production without sacrificing too much in size and meat quality. Some sensational results were made in the Australian program, and one hen set a laying record of 364 eggs in 365 days. Introduced into ...

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About Ayam Cemani ChickensAyam Cemani


Ayam Cemani is an uncommon and relatively modern breed of chicken from Indonesia. Ayam means "chicken" in Bahasa Indonesia. Cemani refers to the village on the island of Java this breed originates. They have probably been used for centuries for religious and mystical purpose. They were first described by Dutch colonial settlers and first imported to Europe in 1998 by the Dutch breeder Jan Steverink.

Their beak and tongue, black comb and wattles; even their meat, bones, and organs appear black. However, their blood is normally colored. The birds'' black color occurs as a result of excess pigmentation of the tissues, caused by a genetic condition known as fibromelanosis. This gene is also found in some other black fowl br ...

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