Chicken Breeds Chart

From Backyard Poultry Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Chicken Breeds Chart - list taken from Australian Poultry Standard 2nd ed - extra data from BYP forum

To contribute to this chart, please go to: Forum Topic
Disclaimer: This information is from a variety of sources and we cannot guarantee accuracy. 'Eggs per year" is approximate and often seasonal. 1-5 Ratings for eggs & broodiness. Sources: Some information is taken from the Australian Poultry Standard Edition 2, Published by the Victorian Poultry Fanciers Assoc. Some will be sourced from Backyard Poultry Forum members and friends. Thank you to Andy Vardy, David Simons, Ray Mathiesen, David Geering, 'Salmon Faverolles' and others who have contributed images.

Copyright

Under our copyright licence, if you use any of our material (no derivatives), you must provide attribution on the same page as where the image is displayed (clearly visible) together with a live link back to www.backyardpoultry.com.

Breed Male Female Varieties Comb
types
Skin
colour
Class &
Origin
Egg colour
and No.
Broodiness Feeding Nature Table
Value
Breed
Club
American Gamefowl caption caption

Game colours

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Dubbed
  • Pea
  • Rose
Skin white

Leg Colour varies as Standard

Light Breed

Hardfeather America

White egg 3.png Offwhite egg 3.png Brown egg 3.png

  • White
  • Off-white
  • Cream
  • Light Brown
Quite

Broody

Economical Aggressive Medium None
Ancona caption caption Black, Red
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
  • Rose
Skin Yellow Light Breed

Softfeather Mediterranean

White egg 4.png

Large Approx 300

  • White
Rarely
Broody
Economical+ Mod flighty

Sprightly Lively

Low Ancona Club of Australia
Adrian Saines
PO Box 538
Young

NSW 2594

Andalusian caption caption
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Skin White

Legs

  • Dark slate
  • Black
Light Breed

Softfeather Mediterranean

White egg 3.png

  • Large
  • White
Rarely

Broody

Economical Active

Sprightly Flighty

Poor Mediterranean Poultry Club of Australia
Araucana caption caption Black Cuckoo Lavender Splash White OEG colours
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Pea
Legs

Willow to Olive or Slate Cuckoo legs white with blue spots

Light Breed

Softfeather
Chile

Blue egg 3.png Green egg 3.png

  • Blue
  • Green
Broodiness Feeding Alert Active Table Value Breed club
Asil caption caption All colours
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Triple
  • Ivory
  • Yellow
  • Slate
Light Breed

Hardfeather India

Tinted * Feed Pugnacious Table Value? No known
Australian Game caption caption No colour pts

Game colours

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Dubbed
  • Pea
  • Triple
Skin Yellow Heavy Breed

Hardfeather Australia

Offwhite egg 3.png
  • Tinted
Broodiness? Feeding? Alert Sprightly Moderate No known
Australian Langshan caption caption Black, Blue, White
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Legs
  • Blue-black
  • Slate
Heavy Breed

Softfeather Australia

Brown egg 4.png

Brown

Rarely Broody Economical Alert Good Langshan Club of Qld
Australian Pit Game caption caption Any colour

May be:

  • Cock feathered
  • Hen Feathered
  • Muffed
  • Tasselled
  • Single
  • Pea (Triple)
White

Yellow

Heavy &

Light Breed Hardfeather Australia

Offwhite egg 3.png

Tinted

Broodiness Feeding Alert, Agile Table Value Australian Pit Game Club
Australorp caption caption Black Blue White
  • Single
White Heavy Breed

Softfeather Australia

Offwhite egg 4.png

Brown egg 4.png

  • Tinted
  • Brown

250-300

Mod broody High consumption, good egg output Very docile Moderate - High Australorp Club of Australia


Barnevelder caption caption Black Double-laced Partridge Silver
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Skin Yellow

Legs Yellow

Heavy Breed

Softfeather Netherlands

Brown egg 3.png
  • Brown
Occasionally Medium consumption Docile Good No known
Belgian Bantams Barbu d'Anvers caption caption Huge variety of colours
  • Beard & muffs create a single ruff
  • Rose

(See APS2)

Skin: White

Shanks: unfeathered Legs colours varied as APS2

True Bantam

Softfeather Light Hardfeather America

White egg 2.png

Brown egg 2.png

  • White
  • Tinted
Quite broody Low consumption Proud Low Belgian Bantam Club of Australia
Belgian Bantams Barbu d'Uccle caption caption Huge variety of colours
  • Beard & muffs
  • Single

(See APS2)

Skin: White

Shanks & feet feathered

True Bantam

Softfeather Light Hardfeather America

White egg 2.png

Brown egg 2.png

  • White
  • Tinted
Quite broody Low consumption Proud Low Belgian Bantam Club of Australia
Belgian Bantams Barbu de Watermael caption caption Huge variety of colours
  • Beard & crest
  • Rose

(See APS2)

White True Bantam

Softfeather Light Hardfeather America

White egg 2.png

Brown egg 2.png

  • White
  • Tinted
Quite broody Low consumption Proud Low Belgian Bantam Club of Australia


Brahma caption caption Colours: Buff

Dark Gold Golden Creel Light

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Triple or "Pea"
Yellow

Legs:

  • Orange-yellow
  • Yellow
Heavy Breed

Softfeather Asia

caption
  • Tinted
Broodiness Feeding Sedate Medium Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia
Campine caption caption Silver

Gold

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Legs
  • Leaden Blue
Light Breed

Softfeather Belgium

caption
  • White
Rarely broody Economical Alert & graceful Low Campine Club of Australia
Cochin caption caption Colours - Black Blue Buff Cuckoo Partridge Gold laced Gold creel Silver laced White
  • Standard
  • Single Small
Legs
  • Yellow

(Dusky see APS2)

Heavy Breed

Softfeather Asia

caption
  • Tinted
Broody? Moderate consumption Dignified Medium Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia
Croad Langshan caption caption Colour:

Black Blue White

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
White Heavy Breed

Softfeather China

caption
  • Brown
Seldom Broody Medium consumption Placid High No known
Dorking caption caption Colour:

Blue-Silver-Grey Cuckoo Dark Red Silver Grey White

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
  • Rose
Skin: White

Legs: White with pink

Heavy Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption
  • Tinted
Broody? High consumption Docile Extra High No known
Faverolles caption caption

Salmon   White Blue Black Ermine Cuckoo Birchen Blue Salmon Buff

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
White Heavy Breed

Softfeather France

caption
  • Tinted
Rarely broody Moderate

consumption

Docile High Faverolles Australia
Frizzle caption caption Black Blue Buff White Columbian Red

Any recog colour

  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Legs:

Yellow Others see APS2

Heavy Breed

Softfeather Asia

caption

caption

  • White
  • Tinted
Often Broody Low consumption Erect, friendly Low No known
Hamburgh caption caption Colours: Black Blue Gold pencilled Gold spangled Silver pencilled Silver spangled White
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Rose
Skin White

Legs:

  • Black
  • Leaden Blue
Light Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption
  • White
Rarely Broody Economical Alert Low Hamburgh Club of Australia
Houdan caption caption Colours: Mottled White
  • Leaf type
Skin: White

Legs: White or leaden blue

Light Breed

Softfeather France

caption
  • White
Broodiness Medium consumption Confident Active Low Crested Breeds Club of Australia
Indian Game caption caption Colours: Dark Jubilee Double Laced Blue White
  • Pea Type
Yellow Heavy Breed

Hardfeather Britain

caption
  • Tinted
Goes Broody Medium consumption Active courageous Very good Indian Game Club of Australia
Japanese caption caption Wide Variety of Colours (APS2)
  • True Bantam
  • Single
Yellow

Varied leg colour

True Bantam

Light Breed Softfeather Japan

caption
  • White
Goes Broody Low consumption Temperament Low Japanese Bantam Club of Australia
Jungle Fowl caption caption Wild Type
  • Single
White Skin

Legs: Bluish-slate

Light Breed

Hardfeather Asia

caption
  • White Seasonal
Goes Broody Light consumption Alert, agile, wary Low No known
Legbar caption caption Colour: Golden Silver Cream

Note: Autosexing

  • Single
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Yellow Orange Light Willow

Light Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption

caption

  • White
  • Cream
Rarely Broody Medium consumption Sprightly, alert, flighty Low No known
Leghorn caption caption Colours: Black Blue Blue/Red Brown Buff Cuckoo Golden DW Silver DW Exchequer Mottled Partridge Pyle White
  • Single
Yellow Light Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption
  • White
  • Cream
Non Broody Economical Flighty Low Leghorn Club of Australia
Malay Game caption caption Black red

silver & golden duckwing,
pyle, wheaten,
white, others

  • Walnut comb
Yellow Heavy Breed

Hardfeather Asia

caption
  • Large Tinted

60 - 80 eggs a year

Protective
mothers

Regularly
broody May damage

High intake

Best on high
protien

May be

aggresive Not suited to mixed flock

Medium Not known
Marans caption caption Colours: Black Dark cuckoo Golden cuckoo Silver cuckoo Pekin colours
  • Single
White

Legs: White or Light pink

Heavy Breed

Softfeather France

caption
  • Dark Brown
Occasionally Broody Medium consumption Placid Good Marans Club of Australia
Minorca caption caption Colours: Black White Blue
  • Single Large
Skin: White

Legs: Black Blue Slate Pinky‑White

Light Breed

Softfeather Mediterranean

caption
  • White
Broodiness? Medium Consumption Graceful Alert Low Rare Poultry Breeders' Association
Modern Game caption caption Large Variety of Colours
  • Single Small
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Range as per APS2

Heavy Breed

Hardfeather Belgium

caption
  • Tinted
Broodiness Low consumption Active Alert Low Modern Game Promotional Society
New Hampshire caption caption N/A
  • Single
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Rich Yellow with Reddish Horn

Heavy Breed

Softfeather North America

caption

caption

  • Tinted
  • Brown
Rarely Broody High consumption Active Moderate No Known
Old English Game caption caption > 50 Game Colours
  • Dubbed Males
  • Small & thin in females
Skin: White

Yellow Legs: range of colours

Light Breed

Hardfeather Britain

caption
  • Tinted
Goes Broody Medium consumption Sprightly Active Agile. May be aggressive to other fowls Medium Old English Game Fowl Club of Australia
Orpington caption caption Colours: Blue Black Buff Cuckoo White
  • Single
  • Rose
Skin:
  • White

Legs:

  • Black or Blue

Toenails:

  • White
Heavy Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption
  • Brown
Goes Broody High consumption Docile Medium The Orpington Club of Australia
Pekin caption caption Colours: Large Range
  • Single
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Yellow

True Bantam

Heavy Breed Softfeather Asia

caption

caption

  • White
  • Cream
Very Broody Medium consumption Docile Friendly Low The Pekin Bantam Club of Australia
Phoenix caption caption Colours: Black Red, Blue Red, Gold Duckwing + other Gamefowl colours
  • Single
Legs:
  • Dark Grey or Slate. Light or Yellow in some varieties
Light Breed

Softfeather Japan

caption

caption

  • White
  • Tinted
Broodiness? Medium consumption Alert Low No Known
Plymouth Rock caption caption Colours: Dark Barred Blue Gold Pencilled Partridge, White, Black, Buff, Columbian, Silver Pencilled
  • Single
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Yellow

Heavy Breed

Softfeather North America

caption
  • Tinted
Occasionally Broody Moderately High Consumption Alert Upright Confident Good Plymouth Rock Club of Australia
Polish caption caption Colours: White Crested Black, White Crested Blue + large number others
  • Horn type very small
Legs:

Mottled for light varieties, others Dark Blue or Slate

Light Breed

Softfeather Eastern Europe

caption
  • White
Non Broody Economical Quirky and easily disturbed Low Crested Breeds Club of Australia
Rhode Island caption caption Colours: Red White
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
  • Rose
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Yellow, Reds tinged with reddish horn

Heavy Breed

Softfeather North America

caption

caption

  • Tinted
  • Brown
Rarely Broody Economical Placid Medium to Low Rhode Island Club of Australia
Rosecomb caption caption Colours: Black Blue Cuckoo White
  • True Bantam
  • Rose
Skin: White

Legs: Black or White according to colour

True Bantam

Light Breed Softfeather SE Asia

caption

caption

  • White
  • Cream
Broodiness? Low consumption Proud Low Rosecomb Bantam Club of Australia
Sebright caption caption Colours: Gold Silver
  • True Bantam
  • Rose
Skin: White

Legs: Slate Blue

Light Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption

caption

  • White
  • Cream
Broodiness? Low consumption Flighty No Sebright Club of Australia
Shamo caption caption Gamefowl Colours as per APS2
  • Triple
  • Walnut
Legs: Yellow Heavy Breed

Hardfeather Japan

caption

caption

Broodiness Medium consumption May be aggressive with other fowls Medium No Known
Sicilian Buttercup caption caption Colours: Golden Silver + Leghorn colours
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Buttercup
Legs: Willow Light Breed

Softfeather Mediterranean

caption
  • White
Broodiness? Moderate consumption Bold Active Low No Known
Silkie caption caption Colours: Black Blue Blue-Partridge Gold Grey Partridge White
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Circular Rose
Skin: Mulberry

Legs: Leaden

Light Breed

Softfeather Asia

caption
  • Tinted to Cream
Extremely Broody Low consumption Very docile Appeal for Chinese recipes - dark skin Silkie Club of Australia


Spanish caption caption Colours: Black Blue White
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Skin: White

Legs: Pale Slate through to White

Light Breed

Softfeather Spain

caption
  • Large
  • White
Rarely Broody Medium consumption Confident Proud Minimal Mediterranean Breeds Club of Australia
Sultan caption caption Colour: White
  • Standard
  • Bantam
Comb types Legs: White or Pale Blue Light Breed

Softfeather Turkey

caption
  • White
Rarely Broody Low consumption Sprightly Active Minimal Crested Breeds Club of Australia
Sumatra caption caption Colour: Black Blue White
  • Pea
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Dark Olive or Black

Light Breed

Hardfeather Asia

caption
  • White
Good Broodies Medium consumption Stately & Proud. Like Pheasant Low No Known
Sussex caption caption Colour: Light Brown Buff Coronation Red Silver Speckled White
  • Single
Skin: White

Legs: White

Heavy Breed

Softfeather Britain

caption
  • Tinted
Very Broody High consumption Placid High Sussex Club of Australia
Transylvanian Naked Neck caption caption Colours: Black White Cuckoo Buff Red Blue
  • Standard
  • Bantam
  • Single
Legs: Yellow Horn or White Heavy Breed

Softfeather Europe

caption Medium broodiness good mothers Medium consumption. Low food consumption for egg production Placid Medium No Known
Welsummer caption caption Colours: Partridge Silver DW
  • Standard
  • Bantam
Single Skin: Yellow

Legs: Yellow

Light Breed

Softfeather Netherlands

caption
  • Brown
Rarely Broody Medium consumption Active tending to Flighty Low No Known
Wyandotte caption caption Colours: Large variety including Golden Laced and Silver Laced
  • Rose
Skin: Yellow

Legs: Yellow

Heavy Breed

Softfeather North America

caption
  • Tinted
Extremely Broody Medium consumption Docile Medium Wyandotte Club of Australia
Yokohama caption caption Colours: White Red-saddled
  • Walnut
Legs: Yellow Light Breed

Softfeather Japan and Europe

caption

caption

  • White
  • Tinted
Broodiness? Medium consumption Pheasant-like Low No Known