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The Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken Breed Profile

The Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chicken Breed Profile

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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 been suggested that the Spitzhauben may have originated at about that time. In the twentieth century, it was found only in the historical Appenzell region of Switzerland – the "half-cantons" of App...
Araucana Chicken Breed Profile

Araucana Chicken Breed Profile

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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. The Ameraucana breed and "easter egger" hybrids of the United States, which also lay blue or green eggs, both derive from the Araucana. The trait of laying blue or greenish eggs persisted and now breeders are attempting to st...
Leiper Gamefowl History and Fighting Style

Leiper Gamefowl History and Fighting Style

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The Leiper Gamefowl, long sought after and admired, has been a mystery to breeders and chicken enthusiasts alike. Known for their hardiness and strength, the original Leiper and Leiper Hatch have become an integral part of the Gamefowl world. This article seeks to uncover the mystery of the Leiper Gamefowl, as we explore their origin, history, characteristics, and fighting style. History of the Leiper Gamefowl The origin of the Leiper Gamefowl breed is widely debated, but it is believed to have been developed by the namesake, William Leiper, in the late 1800s. Leiper, a respected breeder in Scotland, is said to have started the Leiper well over a century ago. The Leiper is a cross of two breeds, the original Leiper and the Leiper Hatch. The original Leiper is a mix of a long-tailed A...
Black McRae Gamefowl: All You Need to Know

Black McRae Gamefowl: All You Need to Know

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The McRae Gamefowl, a breed of fighting chickens, is known for its rich history, unique characteristics, and aggressive fighting style. With a long and colorful past, the McRae gamecock has become one of the most popular breeds in the world. Learn more about their history and why they are so feared in this blog post! Introduction to the McRae Gamefowl McRae is a breed of fighting rosters that was developed in the United States by William McRae, who crossbred different varieties of chickens from around the world. The McRae gamecock is known for its aggressive nature and powerful striking ability It was first introduced to the public in the early 1900s, and it quickly gained popularity among chicken breeders and fanciers. The McRae roster is known for its aggressive nature and power...
Miner Blue Gamefowl: All You Need to Know

Miner Blue Gamefowl: All You Need to Know

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The Miner Blue Gamefowl is a rare bloodline of fighting roosters that have been around in the United States since before the Civil War. In this article, we'll uncover their history and discuss their unique characteristics and fighting style. So, whether you're a curious enthusiast looking to learn more about these birds or a breeder wanting to understand how best to breed them, read on to discover all you need to know about Miner Blue Gamefowl! Introduction to Miner Blue Gamefowl Miner Blue Gamefowl is a rare and unique breed of chicken that originates from the United States. The breed was developed by John H. Miner in the early 1900s and was known for its striking blue plumage. Miner Blue Gamefowl was used for cockfighting in the United States until the practice was outlawed in 1974...
Sid Taylor Gamefowl: All You Need to Know

Sid Taylor Gamefowl: All You Need to Know

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Whether you’re an avid fan of Sid Taylor gamefowl or just getting into the sport, understanding the history of different breeds is a great way to get a better handle on the game - and that’s exactly what this article is all about! We'll be taking an in-depth look at Sid Taylor's Gamefowl, exploring its origins and characteristics, as well as uncovering its unique fighting style. So if you're ready to take your knowledge of gamefowl to the next level, let’s dive right in! Introduction to Sid Taylor's Gamefowl Sid Taylor's Gamefowl is a gamefowl bloodline that was developed by Sid Taylor in the early 1900s. They are a cross between different breeds including the Shamo and the Asil and were bred for their fighting ability. Sid Taylor's Gamefowl is a very aggressive bloodline and is k...
Asil Chicken Breed History and Profile

Asil Chicken Breed History and Profile

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The Aseel or Asil chicken is ancient, exotic, and beautifully designed chicken breed and is very popular in the Philippines. 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. Asil Chicken Background 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 the point of wounding them. Though aggressive to other chickens, Aseels are quite personable to their handlers. It’s their pugnacious nature and g...
Asian Black Chicken: All You Need to Know

Asian Black Chicken: All You Need to Know

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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. The First Answer If you are specifically looking for Asian black chicken developed by Hoover’s Hatchery then this is the answer. Hoovers Hatchery is an American hatchery that developed, or should we say “discovered” this mixed breed while doing a series of trial-and-error processes in their lab...
Ayam Cemani Chicken Breed Profile

Ayam Cemani Chicken Breed Profile

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Ayam Cemani chicken is a very unique breed of chicken and is becoming more popular in the Philippines. It is probably the most expensive chicken breed and in the Philippines, a pair of Ayam cemani can cost above P10,000. 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 fibromelanosis...
Bantam Chicken: All You Need to Know

Bantam Chicken: All You Need to Know

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Bantam chicken 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 There are hundreds of breeds of Bantam hens available and it is important to choose the right breed for your needs and situation. If you have little time, the first section offers you some answers a...