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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:55 pm 
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We're putting together a chicken breeds chart based on Australian experience. It would be helpful to people who are thinking about getting into different breeds. Information can be based on your experience if you own and keep these breeds in Australia. I'm happy to add extra chicken breeds if information is given. So far I've just put a few names from the Australian standard with placeholders until some real information is contributed. I'll also need pictures so if you have a picture you'd like to donate to the project just let me know.

The chart is currently empty but the bare bones have been put in place and I'll build it as information is contributed. http://www.backyardpoultry.com/wiki/ind ... eeds_Chart

Pick a chicken breed and tell me and I'll add it:

What Varieties
Comb types
Skin colour
Weights
Egg colour and approx no. of eggs per year
Broodiness
Feeding
Temperament
Table Value
Breed Club

I've begun on Ancona (that's David's gorgeous cock bird from the recent FCAQ Workshop ;-) ).

Next is Andalusian, so if you've kept them or know about them, please give us the info to add. :thumbs:

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I'm assumiing you started at the top of the alphabet but submissions can be made in any order?

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Yes, any order. As long as they are put in this topic, I'll add them.

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Just file this away for when we do a duck breed chart..... :)

Blue Swedish Duck:

What Varieties: Large, Colours include Black, Blue and Silver
Comb types: Not Applicable
Skin colour: White
Weights: Male 2.70 - 3.60 kg Female 2.25 - 3.20 kg
Egg colour and approx no. of eggs per year: White or Duck Egg Blue. Between 100 to 150 eggs annually.
Broodiness: Rarely broody
Feeding: About 3/4 cup of feed per day per bird when laying
Temperament: Generally docile
Table Value: High
Breed Club: No specific breed club

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I had a feeling someone was going to request the ducks. Here it is: http://www.backyardpoultry.com/wiki/ind ... eeds_Chart

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It looks really good Cathy. It will be a valuable online resource.

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MALAY GAME

colors= most colors...black red/silver and golden duckwing/ pyle/wheaton/white pluss proablly a few more
egg= large tinted, from 60-80 eggs a year
temprement= males and females can both be very aggresive to other birds so not suited to mixed flock
broodyness= malays make great protective mothers and regurly go broody. however with their size they can often squash chicks or break eggs.
comb= walnut
feeding= they eat a massive amount of food, and are best to be fed on high protien as young males can 'go down on the hocks'
[never happened to me as you can probaly gather, hopefully chickenpox or some other malay experts come and help!!]
table value= decent amount of meat but not as much as they heavy guys like sussex...i would say medium
skin=not sure=white-yellow?

LARGE COCK/12month+ =4kg minimum
LARGE HEN/12month+ = 3kg minimum

COCKEREL= 3kg minimum
PULLET= 2.5 kg minimum

very large powerful breed from east and south east asia. introduced to england around 1830....
its main charateristics include length of leg, broad skull and three reguler downward curves shape the whole body.

about as much as i can give you
if u kneed ore info just ask

THIS INFORMATION WAS GATHERED USING A FEW OTHER SITES AS WELL AS MY LIMITED KNOWLEDGE

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Thanks Manzo. I've put that in.

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Australorp

What Varieties:
Black, Blue, White are recognised. Splash is unrecognised but a natural occurrence when breeding blue.

Comb types:
Single

Skin colour:
White

Weights:

Large Australorp's
Cock 3.60 - 4.10 kg
Cockerel 3.20 - 3.60 kg
Hen 2.750 - 3.10 kg
Pullet 2.25 - 2.75 kg

Bantam Australorp
Cock 1.00 - 1.230 kg
Cockerel .960 - 1.190 kg
Hen .850 - 1.040 kg
Pullet .790 - 1.020 kg

Egg colour and approx no. of eggs per year:
250 - 300 a year

Broodiness:
Moderate broodiness

Feeding:
Large consumption rate but lay a good number of eggs

Temperament:
Very docile.

Table Value:
Moderate - High

Breed Club:
Australorp Club of Australia
http://www.australorps.com/index.html

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A worthwhile project but we need to be careful with some info. For instance the 'eggs per year" should carry a qualification that egg nos. will decrease with age.

The weights shown for Malay are not in line with the standards.

The male aussie langshan in the chart is doing a very impression of his sister or is a cross dresser!!

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:laughing I started with one column for images and then later decided to do both male and female. Consequently some ended up in the wrong column as the original one was mixed.

Where information is in the Standard we can align it. Where it would be especially helpful to get input from members is where it's not eg approx number of eggs laid, temperament, feeding, table value and any breed club details.

I am happy to add extra breeds in there. For example, Rhode Island White should probably be a different breed even though it's not in the standard as such.

At the moment I've just been working on the images and that will take some time to finish yet. No doubt there will be many more errors. Feel free to point them out.

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Thanks chookboyandchookgirl (that's a long username! :-D )

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DenisL wrote:
A worthwhile project but we need to be careful with some info. For instance the 'eggs per year" should carry a qualification that egg nos. will decrease with age.

The weights shown for Malay are not in line with the standards.

The male aussie langshan in the chart is doing a very impression of his sister or is a cross dresser!!


sorry i did not look up properly
u can fix :peece

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The Anconas have yellow skin (a typo there).

Yellow skin breeds:
- Ancona
- Barnevelder
- Brahma
- Cochin
- Indian Game
- Japanese Bantam
- Legbar
- Leghorn
- Malay
- Modern Game
- New Hampshire
- Pekin
- Plymouth Rock
- Rhode Island
- Sumatra
- Welsummer
- Wyandotte


White skin breeds:
- American Game bantams (USA APA & ABA Standards - don't know about Aust.)
- Andalusian
- Belgian Bearded Bantams
- Campine
- Croad Langshan
- Dorking
- Faverolles
- Hamburgh
- Houdan
- Red Jungle Fowl
- Marans
- Minorca
- Orpington
- Polish
- Rosecomb
- Sebright
- Silkie
- Spanish
- Sussex


Both white skin & yellow skin allowed (Australia & UK, not USA):
- OEG
- Aust. Pit Game


*Left out some that I wasn't 100% certain of.....


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Thanks Kazjaps, that's helpful.

I'm not sure why I put white in for Ancona. Must have been a glitch.

I've put your others in with the exception of polish (which I think should have slate legs) and silkie (isn't this mulberry?) I'll check it out better tomorrow.

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