complete guide to 

Chicken Breeds

Including Breed Statistics

Here is a handy guide to the different large fowl breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association.

Wyandotte Developed from early imported breeds, the Wyandotte has a rather mysterious history, as there are no written records for describing its origins.

Langshan These striking birds from China are the tallest of the non-game breeds. They are somewhat slow to grow, but they produce a decent amount of brown eggs with a plum-colored bloom per year.

Leghorn Leghorns are excellent layers, but provide a solid amount of meat for the table as well. Their combs are either single or rose, depending on the variety, and they lay white eggs and have yellow skin.

Araucana These unique birds from Chile were developed in the early 1900s. The Araucana is known for its colorful eggs, which can range in shade from blue to greenish blue.