Golden Laced Wyandotte: Egg Laying, Broodiness and Temperament

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The Golden Laced Wyandotte is possibly one of Americas most beautiful and beloved chickens and one that is hard to mistake with its stunning plumage.

It is a breed that was created in the fairly recent past by poultry farmers looking for a homegrown dual purpose chicken.

At the time there were few truly dual purpose breeds available and so they began their quest in search of perfection.

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Serama: Is This Tiny Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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Small but mighty, the Serama lays claim to the smallest chicken in the world, and also one of the most expensive!

It is a relative newcomer to the Western world, but has been known in Singapore for many years. It has the distinction of being a true bantam – there is no large counterpart chicken.

It has won the hearts of many and although still considered a scarcity in this country, the numbers of Seramas… [Read More]

Black Star Chicken: Learn All About This Super Star Layer

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The Black Star chicken is a relatively recent addition to the backyard chicken world.

This breed was created to lay a huge amount of eggs to satisfy the grocery needs of the expanding population in the 1950s. However these days you are most likely to find them on homesteads.

Keep reading to learn more about this little beautiful hen, and find out if it is suitable for your backyard.

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Salmon Faverolle All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

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Salmon Faverolles are the barnyard comedians. They are enthusiastic about everything they do, curious to the point of nosiness and quite talkative!

They will always run to you when they see you coming hoping for treats, but even without treats they seem genuinely happy to see you.

This chicken breed is just about perfect for the homesteader or urban backyard and they are really becoming quite popular now.

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Buckeye Chicken: Is This All American Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio).

Why is it called a Buckeye?

The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts).

This American treasure almost disappeared from the poultry world soon after its creation. The hugely successful Rhode Island Red outshone all competition and they fell into a decline.

A small group of dedicated followers and the Livestock Conservancy pooled resources and brought… [Read More]