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The Breeds Kept At Poultry Park

Below are a small selection of the chicken breeds we keep here at POULTRY PARK, our aim is to produce a good quality bird, bred from utility strains, of traditional farmyard poultry. To this aim I have collected over the years, breeding birds that are true representatives of their breed in looks and have also retained the true productive qualities that are associated with each breed.
 

 
All the birds at POULTRY PARK are reared outside in grass runs in the
traditional way and are fed on natural feedstuff's.

Cochin

The Cochin originally came from China in the 1850's. The breed created a sensation in this country in poultry circles because of its immense size and table properties, the cock bird can grow up to 13lbs. Moreover it was an excellent layer (Tinted Eggs).
We keep the Black variety.


 

Cream Legbar

The Cream Legbar is an auto sexing breed. This means that the chick can be sexed at day old by their down colouring. The cream legbar is particularly popular because it lays blue/green eggs which make it a lovely addition to the garden for those wanting variety in their egg colour. Auto sexing breeds were first developed in 1929 with the Cambar. The potential for auto sexing breed was soon realised as it meant that cockrels did not need to be reared.


 

Dorking

We keep the Cuckoo varieties here. Just about the oldest recorded British breed (recorded in Roman times). The cock bird can grow up to 14lbs in weight and the hen gives a good account of herself in the nest box (tinted eggs).


 

Faverolle

We keep the silver grey and Cuckoo varieties here. Just about the oldest recorded British breed (recorded in Roman times). The cock bird can grow up to 14lbs in weight and the hen gives a good account of herself in the nest box (tinted eggs).


 

Marans

Arriving on this side of the channel in 1930, Marans quickly established itself as a good layer of dark brown eggs. A decent sized bird, the cock matures at about 7 to 8 lbs. A very popular breed among garden poultry keepers.


 

New Hampshire Red

The breed was perfected in the early 1930’s from selective breeding of strains within the Rhode Island Red. The colouring of this breed is more red than the Mahogany/Chestnut of the RIR. It is early to mature, a prolific layer of tinted to brown eggs and the cockerel makes an acceptable table bird (7 – 8 ½ lbs). It is officially classified as rare.


 

Orpington

Docile friendly breed, originating in Kent in about 1880. The Orpington has been kept going mainly as a show breed. We keep blue Opington that are ideal if you want something in your garden that is ornamental and friendly and lays a decent number of tinted eggs.


 

Rhode Island Red

An import from the American province of Rhode Island, where it was first recorded in about 1860. The Rhode Island Red quickly took on the world and has remained one of the most popular breeds to this day. The R.I.R. has been used in many of toady's hybrids.

 


 

Sussex

The oldest variety of Sussex is the Speckled. Brahma, Cochin and silver grey Dorking were used in the make-up of the Light Sussex, which we keep. The light is the most widely kept in this country today. It is one of our most popular breeds for producing table birds.


 

Wyandotte

The whole Wyandotte family is large, we keep White Wyandottes which came as a sport from the silver laced. They have a completely white plumage and are rose combed. Eggs are tinted.



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