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.

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The Red Jungle Fowl Breed Profile – Egg Laying, Temperament, Broodiness

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If you like your chickens wild, the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus Gallus) is the way to go! They don’t care to make friends with their humans and prefer to disappear into nature as much as they can. This is because it is considered to be the great-great-great-great (ok you get the idea) grandfather of all domestic chickens and can still be found in the wild in the Caribbean and Asia, so they are truly… [Read More]

The Cornish Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

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If you’re confused about the Cornish and the Cornish Cross, you aren’t alone. Even for a chicken fanatic, it can take a time to dig up the correct information on these two varieties of chickens. So, let’s sort that out right off the bat—the Cornish chicken is not the same as the Cornish Cross broiler. The Cornish Cross is a hybrid of the Cornish and the Plymouth White chicken, which was bred to produce… [Read More]

The Naked Neck Chicken Breed Profile

The Naked Neck, or Turken, is the ugly duckling of the flock. At first, you might notice is her nakedness, large-looking head, and scant coif of feathers adorning her large-looking head. You may even think there is something wrong with her.

Typically, if one of your chickens has feather loss, you spring into assessment mode to attempt to figure out the underlying cause. Is she molting, sick, or full of mites?… [Read More]