Breeds

American Game Chicken

American Game Chicken

American Game chicken is a breed of fighting roster and a pure American chicken breed. This breed was once bred for cockfighting, and it has been raised traditionally and bred for reasons other than showing. The breed became the source of many other game breeds and become one of the most important bloodlines of gamefowls in the cockfighting industry, especially in the Philippines where cockfighting is legal. American Game chicken was raised by many famous political leaders and it played a significant role in American history. The breed was created from the various European and Oriental game chickens. And most…
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6 Best Tasting Chicken Breeds

6 Best Tasting Chicken Breeds

People are always asking what is the tastiest chicken breed but since the question is so subjective, there is really no correct answer for the whole world since every country boasts its own chicken breeds. In this article though, I will give you some idea what really are the best-tasting chicken breeds not only from one country but from different countries and why they are the best chicken meat. 1. Philippine Native Chicken Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest boxers of all time is a big fan of chicken tinola - a Filipino dish. But a tinola is not perfect…
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Americanas: The Ameraucana chicken breed

Americanas: The Ameraucana chicken breed

The Ameraucana chicken is a popular American chicken breed that can seldom be found in the Philippines. Ameraucana is known for its beard and unique blue eggs. The breed is often called and confused as Americanas, especially in Spanish-speaking countries. It was developed in the United States in the 1970s and derives from Araucana chickens brought from Chile. It was bred to retain the blue-egg gene but eliminate the lethal alleles of the parent breed. There are both standard-sized and bantam versions. Ameraucana is one of the breeds that has been added recently to the Standard of Perfection of APA.…
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These 6 all black chicken breeds have black skin, meat, and bones

These 6 all black chicken breeds have black skin, meat, and bones

When we hear about all black chicken with black skin, meat, and even bones, we normally think about Ayam Cemani – a rare and expensive chicken from Indonesia. But do you know that there are other chickens with black meat and bones? The level of blackness might differ and some of these chicken breeds might be related to each other but let’s take a look at the five chicken breeds with black skin, meat, and bones. Chickens with black meat and bones do not necessarily have black feathers (plumage). One of them does even have white plumage. Interesting right? So…
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Crested Chicken: 10 Afro Chicken Breeds

Crested Chicken: 10 Afro Chicken Breeds

Crested chickens or chickens with extravagant hairstyles are true show birds.  They are also called "afro chicken" because of their afro-look hairstyle. Almost anyone would enjoy having some of these chickens in their home, but how do you decide? There is not a wide variety of breeds with crowns, but we will try to list the best options. Crested chickens come in different types of colors and sizes. In general, these types of chickens need special care against predators, because the feathers on their crest make it difficult for them to see everything around them. Also, all breeds with feathered…
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Silkie Bantam and the 5 toed chicken breeds

Silkie Bantam and the 5 toed chicken breeds

Silkies are arguably the most popular chicken breeds as pets in many households around the world. Except for its fine feathers, there are many reasons why people love these birds. They are unique in nature and some of their physical characteristics are just cannot be found in other chicken breeds. Silkies have black bones and muscles and dark reddish-black wattles. You think only Ayam Cemani has black meat and bones and you are wrong. Despite having, white feathers (for white Silkies), hidden deep inside is black skin, meat, and bones. Another unique characteristic of Silkies is that its roosters hardly…
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Grey Rooster Fighting Style and the Top Grey Gamefowl Breeders

Grey Rooster Fighting Style and the Top Grey Gamefowl Breeders

The grey gamefowl or grey rooster (Talisayin) is a very popular color of fighting rooster in the Philippines. There are a number of bloodlines coming from different breeds and crosses but there are few that stand out from the competition. Gamecock is not just about winning but also about having reliable fighting roosters with bloodlines that stand the test of time and these breeders are well-known owners and developers of grey gamefowl bloodlines. If you are into cockfighting or even online sabong and your favorite color is grey, you should know the origin of the fighting cock before you put…
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Phoenix Chicken Breed: History, Origin, and Characteristics

Phoenix Chicken Breed: History, Origin, and Characteristics

The Phoenix chicken breed was developed in Germany. It is a very old tradition in Japan to raise "garden" chickens with exceptionally long tails. The Phoenix chicken breed is the result of European attempts to create long-tailed birds by working with a small population of Japanese Onagadoris. Phoenix chicken Characteristics The Phoenix chicken looks very similar to the pheasant. And they are notable for their exceptionally long tail. The tail can reach 90 cm or more. They have white earlobes, red wattles, and a red crest. Its individual crest has five well-defined vertical points. The Japanese Onagadori has an unusual…
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Westphalian Chicken Breed: History, Origin, and Characteristics

Westphalian Chicken Breed: History, Origin, and Characteristics

The Westphalian Totleger, Westphalian  Chicken, or Westfälischer Totleger, is a very hardy and ancient breed of chicken whose provenance dates back more than 400 years. The name "Totleger" is a German term denoting the bird's remarkable laying abilities. And Westfälischer is the place from where the breed began to spread throughout Germany. Westphalian  Chicken Characteristics Westphalian Totlegers are found in 2 color varieties; Silver and gold, they have white earlobes and slate-blue legs. Roosters can weigh up to 3 kg, while hens reach 2.5 kg. It is closely related to the Ostfriesische Möwe and the Belgian Braekel chickens but differs…
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Vorwerk Chicken Breed: History, Origin, and Characteristics

Vorwerk Chicken Breed: History, Origin, and Characteristics

The Vorwerk chicken is a breed originating from Hamburg, Germany. The bird was developed by German breeder Oskar Vorwerk, who gave the breed its name. His intention was to develop an attractive breed of chicken that would be easy to breed and would be a good-sized dual-purpose bird. Vorwerk Chicken Characteristics Vorwerks are attractive birds with a single, bright red crest, white earlobes, and slate-blue legs. He has a broad back, a deep and well-rounded chest. The head of the chickens is wide, and the face is well feathered. Standard roosters weigh around 2.5 to 3 kg, while hens between…
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