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Listed below are some of the more popular poultry breeds with information regarding egg color and laying capability, feed conversion and size of the mature chicken. Some chickens are better suited as fryers, while others are more efficient egg-layers. Several are dual-purpose, being both good egg producers and excellent fryers.
Uses only 4 1/2 lbs. of feed per dozen eggs. 245 eggs per hen per year on the average.
RHODE ISLAND REDS
Brown egg layer. Great feed conversion. Heavy bodied hens dress out nicely when egg production ceases.
Premium brown egg layers. Mature hens weigh 5 1/2 lbs.
Require only 41/2 lbs. of feed per dozen eggs laid. 245-255 eggs per hen per year. Excellent interior shell quality. Dress out clean.
BLACK SEX-LINK (Red-Rock Cross)
A dual -purpose breed. Excellent layers of large brown eggs.
Fast maturing, early laying birds. Excellent producers over long periods of time. Require less feed per dozen than the larger breeds. Shells are strong, smooth and white.
Big, beautiful, gentle birds...long a backyard favorite. Brown eggs.
This rare breed is known as the Easter Egg Chicken. A smaller breed, but much in demand for their beautiful eggs. They actually do lay tinted eggs in the most surprising colors.
Beautiful, shiny black birds. Excellent dual purpose bird. Hens mature at 5 to 6 months in production and weight approximately 6 lbs. Considered one of the best light brown egg layers of the heavier breeds. Makes a nice fryer.
Extremely rapid growing and efficient broiler. Brown eggs.
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS
Average lay, 250 eggs per hen per year. Body weight of hens approximately 61/2 lbs. at maturity. Big brown eggs of superb quality. Excellent fryers.
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POULTRY - Popular chicken breeds and characteristics