Chicken Breeds

The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Holland

Primary Use
Dual
Temperament
Calm
Egg Size
Medium
Egg Color
White

Hollands are a fairly rare breed of large chickens that a...

Houdan

Primary Use
Dual
Temperament
Calm friendly
Egg Size
Medium
Egg Color
White
Annual Egg Production
150

The Houdan or Poule de Houdan is an old French breed of d...

ISA Brown

Primary Use
Eggs
Temperament
Docile
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
Brown
Annual Egg Production
300

The ISA Brown is a French crossbreed of chicken, with sex...

Japanese

Primary Use
Exhibition
Temperament
Calm friendly
Egg Size
Tiny
Egg Color
Cream
Annual Egg Production
75

The Japanese Bantam or Chabo is a Japanese breed of ornam...

Java

Primary Use
Dual
Temperament
Hardy
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
Brown
Annual Egg Production
150

The Java is a breed of chicken originating in the United ...

Jersey Giant

Primary Use
Dual
Temperament
Docile
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
Brown

The Jersey Giant is an American breed of domestic chicken...

La Flèche

Primary Use
Eggs
Temperament
Active
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
White
Annual Egg Production
180

The La Flèche, French: Poule de La Flèche, is a rare Fren...

Lakenvelder

Primary Use
Eggs
Egg Size
Medium
Egg Color
White

The Lakenvelder or Lakenfelder is a breed of domestic chi...

Lamona

Primary Use
Meat
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
White

The Lamona is an American breed of chicken. It was develo...

Langshan

Primary Use
Dual
Temperament
Docile
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
Light brown
Annual Egg Production
180

The German Langshan is a breed of chicken developed from ...

Legbar

Primary Use
Eggs
Temperament
Calm friendly
Egg Size
Medium
Egg Color
White
Annual Egg Production
260

The Legbar is a rare British auto-sexing breed of chicken...

Leghorn

Primary Use
Eggs
Egg Color
White

The Leghorn originate from a region in Northern Italy nea...

Malay

Primary Use
Exhibition
Temperament
Aggressive
Egg Size
Medium
Egg Color
Light brown

The Malay is a breed of game chicken. It is among the tal...

Marans

Primary Use
Eggs
Temperament
Docile
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
Dark brown
Annual Egg Production
150

The Marans, French: Poule de Marans, is a French breed of...

Minorca

Primary Use
Ornamental
Temperament
Flighty
Egg Size
Large
Egg Color
White
Annual Egg Production
120

The Minorca, Catalan: Gallina de Menorca, Spanish: Menorq...