The Araucana is the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue.
The Hamburg chicken is a plucky little member of the poultry family with origin stories dating back to 14th century Holland. This chicken has some fun stories to chitty-chat about, including its first show appearance in a pub in England during the 19th century. Yup, this little chook competed in its first show in a bar, so the story goes.
Any new chicken owner who does their research on best breed for beginners will undoubtably come across the Columbian Wyandotte. The Wyandotte is an American bird that first arrived on the scene in the 1870s. This American poultry staple made its first appearance in Chicago at the World Fair. The name, Wyandotte, comes from the Native American tribe, Wendat, even though there aren’t any specific ties between the chicken and the tribe. The… [Read More]
The Barred Rock chicken is a hard working member of the backyard chicken flock. She is a beautiful, calm and productive member of any flock.
One of Americas’ first and finest poultry creations, she has been a worldwide success for thousands of poultry breeders, enthusiasts and backyard ‘keepers for well over 100 years.
The Orpington has become a well-loved favorite among the chicken crowd – deservedly so. She not only lays lots of beautiful eggs, but is generally a laid back, quintessential backyard hen.
This breed was created in England turning the last part of the 1800s’ by a man who had a slightly different vision of chickens than his counterparts.
Read on to learn more about this once controversial breed and its’ place in the hearts and… [Read More]