The Minorca Chicken: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

minorca chicken

Initially, from Spain, the Minorca chicken made her way to the US, and into the hearts of backyard poultry enthusiasts, and with good reason:

Who needs to wait for double-yolkers when you have a Minorca? 

This beautiful chicken lays some of the largest eggs out of all the standard breeds. So if you are looking for an elegant chicken to give you some great baking eggs, read on!

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The White Rock Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

The White Rock chicken is an all-star chicken that will get the job done on the farm, and serve up dinner too. This American breed originated in Massachusetts and was named after Plymouth Rock. While the White Rock is often referred to as a breed on its own, it is actually a variety of the Plymouth Rock, which can come in different color varieties, including white. You may even hear other chicken… [Read More]

The Dorking: Everything You Need to Know About This Rare Chicken

Looking for a breed that will bring meat, eggs, and companionship to your family? You’ve found it! The Dorking chicken is a special chicken with a rich history which is, unfortunately, currently considered endangered. The Dorking is one of the oldest known chicken breeds, possibly dating back to 43 AD. 

So, if the Dorking has been around for so long, why are they endangered? Moreover, the Dorking is a well-loved breed, but certain varieties are… [Read More]

The Red Star Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

The Red Star is the superstar of the egg-production industry. This chicken is hands-down the rockstar, and it’s no wonder it has such a striking name to go along with there abilities. The Red Star is not an actual breed, but instead, she is a super-duper, well-thought-out, hybrid. They are also known as Sex-Link, Golden Comet, and have a variety of other names depending upon the hatchery, chickens used, or breeder. 

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The Sapphire Gem Chicken: The Complete Info Guide

Also known as the Sapphire Blue Plymouth Rock or Blue Plymouth Rock, the Sapphire Gem is all the rage for novelty and specialty chicken fanciers. Scouring the internet for information on this rare variety will most likely lead you down a dead-end road or to the local jewelers’ websites. There is conflicting information on this variety of chicken, but one thing everyone seems to agree on is that this bird is a new favorite.

The… [Read More]