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Common Chicken Breeds

Breed Class Egg
Colour
Skin Colour Comb Type Eye Colour Earlobe Colour Shank Colour Plumage Colour Main Use
Leghorn - white Mediterranean white yellow single reddish bay white yellow white egg production
Minorca - black Mediterranean white white single brown white dark slate black egg production
Andalusian - blue Mediterranean white white single reddish bay white dark slaty-blue slaty-blue egg production
Plymouth Rock - barred American brown yellow single reddish bay red yellow barred (sex-linked) dual purpose, and for crossing
Plymouth Rock - white American brown yellow single reddish bay red yellow white broiler
New Hampshire American brown yellow single reddish bay red yellow red broiler
Rhode Island red American brown yellow single reddish bay red yellow dark red dual purpose
Cornish - white English brown yellow pea pearl red yellow white male line cross-breeding
Australorp English tinted white single brown red dark slate with white bottom feet black cross-breeding
Brahma - light Asiatic brown yellow pea reddish bay red yellow and feathered white and black cross-breeding

Sources

Gillespie, J. R. Modern Livestock & Poultry Production, 2nd ed. USA: Delmar Publishers Inc., 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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