Chicken Breeds List
 
Not sure which chicken breed is for you? Just looking for more information on the wonderful world of chickens? You've come to the right place! This list includes all of the chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA). Click on any breed name for full information. (We're still working on getting photos for all the breeds. If you have pics you'd like to share, please email us!)
 
CHICKEN BREED NAME PIC EGG LAYING EGG COLOR COLD HARDY

Ameraucana Good (3/wk) Light Blue Yes

Ancona Excellent (5/wk) White Yes

Andalusian Good (3/wk) White No

Antwerp Belgian Bantam Fair (2/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Appenzeller Spitzhauben Good (3/wk) White Yes

Araucana Good (3/wk) Light Blue Yes

Aseel Poor (1/wk) Cream or Tinted Yes

Australorp Excellent (5/wk) Brown Yes

Barnevelder Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Belgian Bearded d'Uccle Bantam Fair (2/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Booted Bantam Fair (2/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Brahma Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Buckeye Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Campine Good (3/wk) White Yes

Catalana Very Good (4/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Chantecler Very Good (4/wk) Brown Yes

Cochin Fair (2/wk) Brown Yes

Cornish Poor (1/wk) Light Brown Yes

Crevecoeur Fair (2/wk) White No

Cubalaya Very Good (4/wk) Cream or Tinted Yes

Delaware Very Good (4/wk) Brown Yes

Dominique Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Dorking Good (3/wk) Cream or Tinted Yes

Easter Eggers Very Good (4/wk) Green/Blue/Pink/Multi Yes

Faverolles Very Good (4/wk) Light Brown Yes

Fayoumi Fair (2/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Hamburg Very Good (4/wk) White Yes

Holland Good (3/wk) White Yes

Houdan Fair (2/wk) White No

Japanese Bantam Poor (1/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Java Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Jersey Giant Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

La Fleche Good (3/wk) White No

Lakenvelder Good (3/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Langshan Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Legbar Very Good (4/wk) Light Blue Yes

Leghorn (Non-White) Good (3/wk) White No

Leghorn (White) Very Good (4/wk) White Yes

Malay Poor (1/wk) Light Brown No

Marans Good (3/wk) Chocolate Yes

Minorca Very Good (4/wk) White No

Modern Game Poor (1/wk) White No

Naked Neck (Turken) Fair (2/wk) Light Brown Yes

New Hampshire Red Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Old English Game Fair (2/wk) Cream or Tinted Yes

Orpington Good (3/wk) Brown Yes

Penedesenca Good (3/wk) Chocolate No

Phoenix Poor (1/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Plymouth Rock Very Good (4/wk) Brown Yes

Polish Fair (2/wk) White No

Redcap Good (3/wk) White Yes

Rhode Island Excellent (5/wk) Brown Yes

Rosecomb Bantam Poor (1/wk) Cream or Tinted Yes

Russian Orloff Fair (2/wk) Light Brown Yes

Sebright Bantam Poor (1/wk) Cream or Tinted No

Sicilian Buttercup Fair (2/wk) White No

Silkie Bantam Good (3/wk) Cream or Tinted Yes

Star Excellent (5/wk) Brown Yes

Sultan Poor (1/wk) White No

Sumatra Poor (1/wk) White Yes

Sussex Very Good (4/wk) Light Brown Yes

Welsummer Very Good (4/wk) Chocolate Yes

White Faced Black Spanish Good (3/wk) White No

Wyandotte Very Good (4/wk) Brown Yes

Yokohama Poor (1/wk) Cream or Tinted No