Buckeye

  • Egg Size:
    Medium
    Purpose:
    Multiple
    Egg Color:
    brown
    Egg Laying Rating:
    Fair
    Chicken Size:
    Large
    The Buckeye chicken is the only pure American breed to sport a pea comb. A generally calm breed, there are cases however when the males become quite aggressive. Their main feathers come in mahogany red and their tails come in black. Males, however, have other dark feathering and usually weigh 2.5 lbs heavier than the hen (female). Average weight for male is 9 lbs and 6 lbs for the hen.

    The Buckeye chicken was probably named after Ohio Buckeye's seed since its plumage resemble its color. This breed is also quite similar in appearance to the Rhode Island Red breed, but the common distinction that sets them apart is the bar of slate color on their feathers behind them. Also, their body is much more compact and stocky and they also have a short yet broad back.This kind of chicken breed produces and lays eggs averaging 150 to 200 brown eggs in a year.

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