Breed Spotlight: The Black Jersey Giant

Breed Spotlight: The Black Jersey Giant

Breed Spotlight: The Black Jersey Giant Without a doubt, the Jersey Giant is the largest domesticated chicken breed available in the US. This breed has one of the more interesting development histories than any other US breed. The Jersey Giants were developed by...
Breed Spotlight: The Ameraucana

Breed Spotlight: The Ameraucana

Breed Spotlight: The Ameraucana The blue egg laying chicken breeds have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past several years. Because of this, the Ameraucana chicken breed has become more commonly seen in backyard flocks since the breed’s development in the...
Breed Spotlight: The Wyandotte

Breed Spotlight: The Wyandotte

Breed Spotlight: The Wyandotte The Wyandotte chicken breed is named after the Native American Wyandotte tribe that originated in the upstate New York and Ontario, Canada area in the early 1870’s. In spite of the breed’s name, there is no known historical connection...
Breed Spotlight: Barred Plymouth Rock

Breed Spotlight: Barred Plymouth Rock

Breed Spotlight: Barred Plymouth Rock Of all the chicken breeds that exist in the United States, perhaps none are as iconic as the Barred Plymouth Rock. As a very young girl, I recall my first exposure to chickens involved a Barred Rock. My great-grandmother had a...
Breed Spotlight: The Buckeye

Breed Spotlight: The Buckeye

Breed Spotlight: The Buckeye The Buckeye chicken breed is perhaps one of the rarest breeds seen in backyard flocks today. The Buckeye was developed in the late 19th century in Warren, Ohio by Nettie Metcalf. It is a dual-purpose breed that was bred to withstand the...
Breed Spotlight: The Dominique

Breed Spotlight: The Dominique

Breed Spotlight: The Dominique Of the many different chicken breeds available in the United States, the Dominique is perhaps the breed most shrouded in mystery about its origin. The Dominique is reported as being the earliest breed of chicken in US history. The barred...