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Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were...

Buckeye chicken
2014-07-03 10:48:59

The Buckeye chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Ohio in the United States of America during the nineteenth century. This breed is the only known chicken to have been developed by a woman, named Nettie Metcalf, who used buff Cochins, barred Plymouth Rock chickens, and a few black breasted red game chickens to develop a hardy breed that could lay eggs in...

Ameraucana
2014-07-03 10:25:56

The Ameraucana is a breed of domestic chicken that is thought to have been developed in the United States of America, although its exact origins are unknown. It was developed using chickens that were exported from Chile. Its name is a mixture of the word “American” and Araucana, a breed that it is related to. The breed was accepted by the American Poultry Association as an official breed in...

Modern game fowl
2014-07-02 09:12:05

The modern game fowl is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the latter half of the nineteenth century. This breed was developed by crossing Malays with Old English game, and although it was bred to look like a fighting chicken, it was never intended to be used as one, especially after cockfighting became illegal in its native country of England. It was accepted by...

Sussex
2014-07-02 08:58:24

The Sussex chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in England during the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain. Although it was originally meant to be bred for food, it is now also used in the egg industry and in poultry shows. A type of this breed was developed known as the Coronation Sussex, which was bred for the coronation ceremony of King George, but it is now vary rare....

Sebright
2014-07-02 08:51:02

The Sebright is a breed of true bantam chicken that was developed by Sir John Saunders Sebright in the United Kingdom. He wanted to develop a laced bantam chicken that would be similar to the Polish chicken. It is thought that he used a base of rosecomb chickens to breed with British chickens, Polish chickens, Hamburgh chickens, and Nankin chickens. The breed was established in 1801, after...

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