Breeds

Bantam Chicken Breeds: All You Need To Know

Bantam Chicken Breeds: All You Need To Know

Bantam chickens in our backyard is an idea that is gaining quickly in popularity. And what can not be loved when they are wonderful pets and deliver fresh eggs at your door every day, as well as providing excellent free pay for the garden? Bantam are small chickens. Some varieties have been raised to produce miniature versions, but other Bantam races only exist in small sizes. Its small size makes the Bantam a great option for a small backyard. The advantages of Bantam over their larger counterparts include: Require less space They consume less food They are easier to handle…
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Ayam Cemani Chicken: All You Need To Know

Ayam Cemani Chicken: All You Need To Know

When I first saw a chicken Ayam Cemani, I was connected on Facebook and I immediately thought ... Oh, heavens ... good use of photoshop!. In other words, I thought the image was fake. The sole idea of ​​a blackbird from head to head seemed a little exaggerated. But since that first meeting online, I have had the pleasure of checking that these beautiful birds exist in real life and are incredible! These birds bear the name of Ayam Cemani and are an unusual and relatively modern chicken breed of Indonesia. The breed has a rare genetic condition known as…
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Black Australorp Chicken: All You Need To Know

Black Australorp Chicken: All You Need To Know

Black Australorp is one of the most popular imported chicken breeds in the Philippines and in this article we are going to clear some misunderstandings and misconceptions and give you detailed information all about the Black Australorp chicken breed. History and Origin The Black Australorp is one controversial chicken breed due to its complex origin. The original stock used in the development of the Australorp was imported to Australia from England out of the Black Orpington yards of William Cook and Joseph Partington in the period from 1890 to the early 1900s with Rhode Island Red. Local breeders used this…
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The Truth About Asian Black Chicken

The Truth About Asian Black Chicken

Chicken enthusiasts, farmers, and breeders are digging the Internet in order to find details about the "Asian Black Chicken". Unfortunately, Google offers confusing results so in this article I am going to explain everything about this spike in search. What is Asian Black Chicken Really? There are two answers to this question and we don't know which of the two answers your question. Whether you are looking for "Asian Black Chicken" per se, or just black chicken from Asia, I'll explain below. Asian Black Chicken: The First Answer If you are specifically looking for Asian black chicken developed by Hoover's…
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Aseel Chicken Breed: What you Need To Know

Aseel Chicken Breed: What you Need To Know

The Aseel or Asil in the Philippines is a chicken breed ancient, exotic, and beautifully designed. It was developed in India and Pakistan for the sole purpose of cockfighting. They have compact, extremely muscular bodies held in a distinctive upright position, and are much heavier than they appear. Aseels also have short, strong, and well-curved beaks, as well as broad skulls, fierce, pale eyes, and an indomitable spirit. The breed is so pugnacious that hens will often fight each other for hours. Even the day-old chicks have been seen sparing each other and chicks of other breeds – sometimes to…
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Araucana Chicken Breed: All You Need To know

Araucana Chicken Breed: All You Need To know

The Araucana is a breed of domestic chicken from Chile. Its name derives from the Araucanía region of Chile where it is believed to have originated. It lays blue-shelled eggs, one of the very few breeds that do so. Breed standards for the Araucana vary from country to country. It may have unusual tufts of feathers on the ears, and maybe rumpless, without a tail and tailbone; in the United States, it may, for this reason, be known as the South American Rumpless. Both ear tufts and rumplessness are caused by lethal genes, so not all birds display these traits.…
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The Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken

The Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken

The Appenzeller Spitzhauben is the national breed of Switzerland, noted for its very unusual forward-pointing crest and v-shaped comb. These birds are well-adapted to life in the mountains, are excellent climbers, and love to roost in trees. They really don't do well in confinement, so don't keep them unless they can be allowed to roam freely throughout the day. The origins of the Spitzhauben are unknown. It has been bred in the mountains of the Alpine region for hundreds of years. A similar breed, the Brabanter of the Low Countries, is shown in paintings of the seventeenth century; it has…
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The Andalusian Chicken

The Andalusian Chicken

The Andalusian chicken breed was initially developed in Andalusia, Spain. The Andalusian has been bred in the United States and Great Britain. Andalusian Chicken Characteristics Andalusians are small, active, closely feathered birds that tend to be noisy and rarely go broody. The plumage is dark and laced. Andalusians are a typical example of the unstable blue color we see in the poultry industry. It is the result of a cross between black and white. When two blues are mated, they produce offspring in the ratio of one black, two blues, and one white. These whites and blacks when mated together…
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Ancona chicken breed: What you need to know

Ancona chicken breed: What you need to know

The Ancona is a chicken breed that originated near the city of Ancona, Italy, from early Leghorns and other breeds. Its mixed ancestry gives it extreme hardiness and prolificacy. Anconas were originally known as Black Leghorns because of their color, which is black with evenly white-tipped feathers. As with Leghorns, Anconas are known primarily for producing large numbers of white eggs. They were once one of the prime egg-producing breeds in Europe and joined American farm flocks in the 19th century. Active and busy birds, are good foragers and are said to be indifferent to the climate. The Ancona is…
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All about the Philippine native chicken breeds

All about the Philippine native chicken breeds

We always talk about American heritage chicken breeds here at Putakputak.com but little did we know that the Philippines has a lot to offer. We may not call it Philippine heritage chicken but our native breeds are actually our own heritage breeds. What is native chicken Philippines? Before imported breeds arrived in the Philippines, we have Tagalog and Bisaya. These are the local terms for our native breeds. If you are in Luzon, you call it Tagalog, and if you are in the Visayas and the bigger part of Mindanao, you call it Bisaya. Both of them refer to the native…
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