Breeds - chicken

Breeds - chicken

Breed Image Breed Name Description
Aseel imagesAseelAseel is a breed of chicken originating from South Punjab / Sindh area of Pakistan especially an area called Hazro It has also been famous the outskirts of Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil nadu. Fowl are found throughout Southeast Asia, such as Shamo and Thai Game.
 Kadaknath images KadaknathKadaknath or Kali Masi is an Indian breed of chicken local to Jhabua and Dhar districts of eastern Madhya Pradesh, where it is known as "Kali masi". Due to its high protein and very low fat and cholesterol levels, it is in high demand.
Orpington imagesOrpingtonOrpington is a breed of chicken named after the town of Orpington, Kent, in south-east England. It was bred for superior egg laying while retaining meat quality.
Sussex imagesSussexSussex is a British breed of dual-purpose chicken, reared both for its meat and for its eggs. Eight colours are recognised for both standard-sized and bantam fowl.
Australorp imagesAustralorpAustralorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin, developed as utility breed with a focus on egg laying. It achieved world-wide popularity in the 1920s after the breed broke numerous world records for number of eggs laid and has been a popular breed in the western world since.
Ancona imagesAnconaAncona Chicken Breed Information. Ancona chicken is a Mediterranean poultry breed which originated near the city of Ancona, Italy. They were bred from a mixture of early Leghorns and other breeds. Ancona chicken has got extreme hardiness and prolificacy form it's mixed ancestry.
Minorca imagesMinorcaMinorca, Catalan: Gallina de Menorca, Spanish: Menorquina, is a breed of domestic chicken originating in the Mediterranean island of Menorca, in the Balearic Islands to the south-east of Spain.
Leghorn imagesLeghornLeghorn is a breed of chicken originating in Tuscany, in central Italy. Birds were first exported to North America in 1828 from the port city of Livorno, on the western coast of Tuscany. They were initially called "Italians", but by 1865 the breed was known as "Leghorn", the traditional anglicisation of "Livorno". Good egg producers.
Wyandotte imagesWyandotteWyandotte is an American breed of chicken developed in the 1870s. It was named for the indigenous Wyandot people of North America. The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, kept for its brown eggs and its yellow-skinned meat. It is a popular show bird, and has many color variants.
Rhode Island Red imagesRhode Island RedRhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken. It was developed in the late nineteenth century in Massachusetts and Rhode Island by cross-breeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from Italy.
Plymouth Rock imagesPlymouth RockPlymouth Rock is an American breed of domestic chicken. It was first seen in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century, and for much of the early twentieth century was the most popular chicken breed in the United States. It is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for its meat and for its brown eggs.
New Hampshire imagesNew HampshireNew Hampshire breed of chicken originated in the state of New Hampshire in the United States. Poultry farmers, starting with Rhode Island Reds and performing generation after generation of selective ..
Uttara  imagesUttara Distributed in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Plumage is black in colour. Comb is single. These birds have feathered shank which is not present in any other indigenous breed of chicken. About 18% of birds have bunch of feathers on head (crest/crown). Broodiness is usual. The birds are more noisy and flighty. Annual egg production ranges from 125 to 160 and egg weight from 49.8 to 52.7g. Adult weight is about 1.3kg in cocks and 1. 1kg in hens.
Ankaleshwar  imagesAnkaleshwar The native tract is Bharuch and Narmada districts of Gujarat. The name of the breed is derived from the Ankleshwar region of district Bharuch. The breeding range extends to Jumbusar, Zagadia, Bharuch, Hansot and Valia of Bharuch and Dediapada, Rajpipla, Tilakwada and Nadod of the Narmada district of Gujarat. Average Flock Size: 5 – 10 birds. Comb shape is single, rose-coloured. Annual egg production: 81. Average age at first laying cycle: 181 days. Average egg weight: 34.3 gms. Fertility: 91.3%. Hatchability of Fertile Eggs: 92.4%.
Bursa imagesBursaClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Dhule Nandurbar Nasik districts of Maharashtra, and Surat, The Dangs in Gujarat, India. Local birds in the Busra breeding tract are not known by the name Busra but as Desi. Busra nomenclature might have come from Busrawal – a village in Sakri taluk of Dhule district or from the name of a tree ‘Busrawal’ (Marathi) / Bahawa (Advasi dialect). Body: Small in size Body Plumage: White mixed with black. There are wide variation in plumage colour which is mostly white mixed with black feathers on neck, back, tail, and reddish brown feathers on shoulders and wings. Good number of birds has white plumage mixed with light brown feathers throughout. Some are solid white in colour. Birds having brown mixed with black or black mixed with golden feathers or solid black plumage are also available. Pattern: Spotted Skin colour: Pinksish Combs Size: Small to medium in size, stands erect Type: Single type Colour: Red Wattles: White or brown Ear lobe colour:
Chittagong imagesChittagongClass: Asiatic Country: India Home Tract: North Eastern states of India bordering Bangladesh. Body: Large Shoulders: Broad with slight narrow loins. Body Plumage: (Frizzled/Normal) Plumage (colour): Standard plumage colour is lacking, but the buff, white, black, dark brown and grey varieties are recognized. Plumage pattern: The plumage is close to the body, firm, short and glossy. Head: Long, high headset when in action. Comb: Small, pea comb resembling a small lump of tiny warts, red in colour Wattles: Red and hardly visible in the hen Ears: Small, usually red and at times admixtured with a little white. They are prominent and over-hanging. Eyes: Eye ring colour: Beak - Long and yellow Neck: With long mane Wings: Projected at the shoulders and are carried high Tail: Long with lowset Chest/Breast: The breast is broad, deep and fleshy Limbs/Shanks: - Yellow and featherless Body weight: Cock 3.5-4.5 kg, Hen 3-4 kg Height: Cocks 75 cm from beak to toe. Broodiness: Poo
Danki imagesDankiClass: Asiatic Country: India Home Tract: Vizianagaram, Vishakhapatnam and Srikakulam Districts of Andra Pradesh. Local people call these birds by different names on the basis of plumage colour: - Black coloured birds - khaki or sanwla, red colour-dega, brick colour-parla, white-satua and spotted-pingle. Body: Fairly large, medium sized, round Colour: Highly variable. In most of the birds plumage colour is brown all over the body with a few black feathers on ventral surface. In some birds it is glossy, lustrous and multi-coloured varying from intensive black with white mix to complete black. Cocks generally have shinning bluish black feathers on wings, breast, tail and thighs. Pattern: Patchy in males and spotted in females Skin colour: Varies from pink to light red Head: Fairly large, broad, deep Combs Size: Large, compressed and is positioned high on the head Type: Pea Colour: Brick red Wattles: Absent or small, brick red in colour Ear lobe colour: Oval in shape, medium
Daothigir imagesDaothigirClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Kokarajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Dhuburi and Nalbari districts of Assam, India. The breed derives its name from the name of a plant -Thigir (Dillenia indica) found in this region. This plant bears flowers of different colours similar to the plumage colour of these birds. The shape of these flowers also resembles the comb of these birds. In Bodo language Dao means bird and hence these birds are known as Daothigir. Body: Small sized, compact but heavy Colour: Black interspersed with white feathers Pattern: Stripped or Spotted Skin colour: Creamish slightly towards pinkish Combs Size: Large, erect Type: Single Colour: Red Wattles: Medium to large in size, red coloured Ear lobe colour: Red Eye ring colour: Red Neck: Golden yellow or brown feathers in brown coloured birds Wings: Black or brown feathers Back: Golden yellow or brown feathers in brown coloured birds Tail: Black or brown feathers; short and almost in level with the back Limbs/Shanks: L
Ghagus imagesGhagusClass: Asiatic Country: India Home Tract: Kolar and Bangalore districts of Karnataka, Chittoor and Anantapur districts of Andhra Pradesh. This breed might has derived its name from its peculiar sound ‘Ghegu’ and the birds are locally known as Desi. These birds look mixture of Aseel type and Desi egg laying birds. Body: Smaller in size as compared to Aseel, Danki and Kalasthi Body Plumage: Brown or black; Cocks have shinning bluish black feathers on breast, tail and thighs. Neck is covered with golden feathers. Plumage pattern: Patchy Skin colour: White Combs Size: Medium Type: Pea or Single Colour: Red Wattles: Small and red in colour. Ear lobe colour: Red Eye ring colour: Red Neck: Throat in some cases is loose and hanging. Limbs/Shanks: Yellow in colour Body weight: Cock 2.16±0.25 kg, hen 1.433±0.81 kg Reproductive Age at first egg: 5-8 months. Hatchability on total egg production: 60-85% Broodiness: Usual Production traits Egg shell colour: Light Brown, bro
Harringhata Black imagesHarringhata BlackClass: Asiatic Country: India Home Tract: Reared throughout West Bengal Morphological characters Morphometric traits Body weight: Cock - 1.5 kg, hen – 1.2 kg Production traits Annual egg production (numbers): 130
Kalasthi imagesKalasthiClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Chittoor,Cuddapah and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. This breed might have been named after the name of the area i.e. Sri Kalahasti in Chittoor district where these birds are found. However, in the breeding tract, the birds are known not by the name Kalasthi but as desi. Body: These birds resemble Danki birds except that they are smaller in size Body Plumage: Bluish black or brown; Peacock type bluish in colour Plumage pattern: Patchy Skin colour: White or Pinkish Type: Pea or Single Colour: Red Ear lobe colour: Red Eye ring colour: Red Neck: Long and is covered with golden feathers. Brown coloured birds have dark brown feathers on neck. Cocks have shinning bluish black feathers Wings: Dorsally set exposing thighs which are covered with smooth feathers Tail: Brown coloured birds have bluish black or dark brown on tail Limbs/Shanks Colour: Grey or Yellow Spur: Small Body weight: Cock 2.482±0.13 kg, hen 1.85±0.102 kg Reproductive
Kashmir Favorolla imagesKashmir FavorollaClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir Body Plumage: Silky frizzled Colour: Mixed shades of Black, Red, Green, Gold Plumage pattern: Solid, stripped, Patchy, Spotted, Barred Skin colour: White Crested/Plain: Feathered cap - tuft of feathers on head. Combs Size: Large in cocks and small in hens Type: Single Colour: Red Ear lobe colour: White Ear tufts: Present Eye ring colour: Red Neck: Naked Limbs/Shanks: Feathered Colour: Yellow Spur: Multiple Body weight: Cock 1.875±0.318 kg, hen 1.415±0.311 kg Reproductive Age at first egg: 6.9 months. Fertility rate: 77% Hatchability on total egg production: 64% Broodiness: Usual Egg shell colour: Light to dark brown Annual egg production (numbers): 60-65 Weight of an egg: 45.76±2.188 grams Remarks: This breed is most suitable for cold climates and mountainous terrains. The birds are reared for meat and egg production and constitute one of the ma
Miri imagesMiriClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Sibsagar, Lakhimpur, Dhimaji, Dibrugarh and Majhauli districts of Assam. The name Miri is derived after the name of the tribe ‘Miri’ (now missing tribe) who rear these birds. Body Plumage: Frizzle in very few birds Colour: White or brown or black Plumage pattern: Mostly solid, sometimes dull or patchy or spotted or striped Skin colour: White Combs Size: Large in cocks and small in hens Type: Single Colour: Red Ear lobe colour: Red Eye ring colour: Reddish brown Neck: Naked in very few birds Limbs/Shanks: White in colour Body weight: Adult 1.525 ± 4.95 kg Reproductive Age at first egg: 6.58-7.57 months. Fertility rate: 87-91% Hatchability on total egg production: 73-83% Broodiness: Usual Egg shell colour: Light brown to brown Annual egg production (numbers): 54-67 Weight of an egg: 42.06±0.17 grams Dressing percentage: 65-74% Food conversion ratio: 2.91 Meat and eggs. The tribals use these birds invariably intheir social and religi
Nicobari imagesNicobariClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Andaman & Nicobar. The origin of Nicobari fowl seems to be from crosses of different exotic and indigenous fowl of Nicobari group of Islands. Named after the name of place of origin i.e. Nicobar group of Islands. Body Plumage: Original - Brown matty coloured. Developed - Black or White Plumage pattern: Solid Skin colour: Pinkish white/ yellowish white Combs Size: Large in cocks and small in hens Type: Mostly single, rarely pea type Colour: Red Ear lobe colour: Pinkish Eye ring colour: Black/ brown/ orange Neck: Short and thick Chest/Breast: Bulging infront Saddle: Long saddle feathers fitting well with tail Tail: Medium sized Limbs/Shanks: Short Colour: Pinkish white Body weight: Cock 1.801±21.16 kg, hen 1.332±22.61 kg Reproductive Age at first egg: 4.7-9.2 months. Fertility rate: 62-98% Hatchability on total egg production: 60-86% Broodiness: Sometimes Egg shell colour: White or creamy white, sometimes light brown or brownish white or
Punjab Brown imagesPunjab BrownClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Punjab and Haryana. The breed seems to have taken its name from its native tract (Punjab) and its colour (Brown). Body Plumage: Brown. Males usually have black spots/stripes on neck, wings and tail. Plumage pattern: Solid, sometimes spotted orstriped. Skin colour: White Combs Size: Large Type: Single Colour: Red Wattles: Red, large sized in males and small in females Ear lobe colour: Brown Eye ring colour: Red Neck: Darker in colour (brown/golden) than the rest of the body Limbs/Shanks: Yellow in colour Body weight: Cock 2.149±0.940 kg, hen 1.567±0.038 kg Reproductive Age at first egg: 5-7 months. Hatchability on total egg production: 60-80% Broodiness: Usual Egg shell colour: Light Brown, brown, dark brown Annual egg production (numbers): 60-80 Weight of an egg: 46.002±1.191 grams Dressing percentage: 60-70% These are used both for meat as well as egg production. In Punjab, these birds are maintained both by progressive farmers as wel
Tellichery imagesTellicheryClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Kozhikode (Calicut), Kannur Malappuram districts of Kerala and Mahe (Pondicherry). The breed derives its name from the name of a place‘Tellicherry also known as Thalassery’ in Kannur district of Kerala. Body Plumage: Black with shining bluish tinge. Plumage color is black with shining bluish tinge on hackle, back and tail feathers. Few birds have golden mixed with bluish feathers on neck. Plumage pattern: Solid Skin colour: Grey Combs Size: Large, erect in cocks and drooping on the rear side in hens Type: Single Colour: Red Ear lobe colour: Red Eye ring colour: Blackish red Limbs/Shanks: Blackish grey in colour Body weight: Cock 1.62±0.16 kg, hen 1.24±0.10 kg Reproductive Age at first egg: 5-8 months. Hatchability on total egg production: 70-80% Broodiness: Usual Production traits Egg shell colour: Light brown, brown, creamy Annual egg production (numbers): 60-80 Weight of an egg: 40.02±0.94 grams Hen makes lot of sound after laying
Mewari imagesMewariClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Central and Southern part of Rajasthan Body weight: Cock 1.9 kg, hen 1.2 kg Annual egg production (numbers): 37-52 Weight of an egg: 53 grams Rearing system: Free range or scavenging system. Utility: Egg and meat
Kaunayen imagesKaunayenClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Distributed in whole of the Imphal valley comprising of Thoubal, east and west Imphal and Bishnupur districts of Manipur. Some birds are also available in hill region consisting of Chandel, Churachandpur, Senapati, Ukhrul, Tamenglong districts. Body: Elongated Body Plumage: Predominant plumage colour is black followed by brown or red. Cocks generally have shining bluish feathers on wings, breast, tail and thighs. Hens are generally black, grey, blackish grey or whitish grey with few brown feathers on neck, breast and wings. Plumage pattern: Generally patchy in males and solid in females Combs: Pea comb, red in colour Ear lobe colour: Red Eye ring colour: Red Neck: Long, generally bare, hard and rose coloured in fighting cocks Chest/Breast: Generally bare, hard and rose coloured in fighting cocks Thigh: Generally bare, hard and rose coloured in fighting cocks Limbs/Shanks: Long Spur: Long and sharp in cocks Body weight: Cock 2.4-3.8 kg, hen 1.0-2.
Hansli imagesHansliClass: Asiatic Home Tract: Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj district in Orissa. Body: Fairly long, rectangular, deep and well rounded. Plumage: predominantly black in colour. The plumage colour of body and breast is dark grey. Under colour of the body including breast and abdomen are slaty or dark steel grey. Hackle feathers are rich golden yellow or red hackle and saddle feathers in cocks and light golden yellow in hens. Primary feathers are light yellow, secondary feathers are dark grey, and coverts of the primaries are black. In some of the hens, primary and secondary feathers are red in colour. Tail feathers are lustrous black with greenish sheen. In some of the birds plumage colour on the ventral side of the body is black which extends upto hock joint. Plenty of hackle feathers flow over the shoulder in males. Skin colour: Light to dark pink Head: Light yellow Size: Small compared to body size, moderately deep and almost flat on top. Size: Fairly well developed in cocks than hens