The American Class

The American Class

 

American Class
Buckeye
Chantecler – Partridge, White
Delaware
Dominique
Holland – Barred, White
Java – Black, Mottled
Jersey Giant – Black, White
Lamona – White
New Hampshire
Plymouth Rock – Barred, Blue, Buff, Columbian, Partridge, Silver Penciled, White
Rhode Island Red – Rose Comb, Single Comb
Rhode Island White – Rose Comb
Wyandotte – Black, Buff, Columbian, Golden Laced, Partridge, Silver Laced, Silver
Penciled, White, Blue

I will start with the Buckeye

Buckeye

The ALBC has the Buckeye listed as Threatened.

It was admitted into the Standard in 1904

It originated in Ohio, which is of course the “Buckeye” State and has that lovely

rich coloring similar to the buckeye nut.

As are most  breeds, the Buckeye is a blend of several breeds.  Those blood lines

include the Dark Cornish, Black Breasted Red Game, Buff Cochin and Barred Plymouth Rock.

What is gained in doing this is the best of all these breeds.

What you have in the Buckeye is a body and comb that bring to mind

the Cornish of  the early 1900′s.  Their thighs are stout and muscular.  Broad and full breasted that

is carried pretty high up without having broad shoulders.

This bird is considered dual purpose : which means you can expect 175 -250 a year of

eggs from your laying hens.  They lay brown eggs.  Med. to Large eggs.

Cocks……..9lb                             Hens………6 1/2 lb.

Cockerel………8lb                     Pullet………5 1/2 lb.




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