My name James Mutuku, a poultry keeper. I love reading. As I was researching poultry, I discovered that there is no single resource where you can read about poultry breeds. I am yet to find a single book dedicated to this topic. Have you heard of the Matebele chickens from Southern Africa? Or the Dragon Chicken from Vietnam that has enlarged feet?
The Poultry Breeds Project is an ongoing effort to research and write comprehensive articles on poultry breeds that were, are and are being developed. These breeds have made a significant contribution to the poultry industry and our lives.
Welcome as we share this journey together. Please feel free to contact us using the facebook page here, if you need us to add a breed that we might have missed out
The Poultry Breeds Project
In the chickens giant hall of fame, the Brahma chickens sit up there, together with other giant breeds like the Jersy Giant, with Brahma cocks
The initial Plymouth Rock had barred Plumage, hence the common names were Barred Plymouth Rock, Barred Rock or simply Rock. Other
Reared as a dual
Muscular, broad, Widely spaced legs with a large diameter, the cornish chicken was bred for one purpose only; war. It was meant to
Though the popularity had gone down, due to its poor feed to weight conversion ratio, the Jersey Giant is becoming popular among backyard poultry keepers. The poor feed to weight
Developed to be a dual-purpose chicken breed, the Orpington gains weight fast, has good egg production, and
The chicken breeds that existed then were either good for eggs or