Chicken Breed References
By Sue Weaver
When searching for a chicken breed to call your own, the Internet is a wealth of information that’s just a click away. There are lots of primo sites to help you choose. Here are a few of the best to point you in the right direction.
Breed Profiles at HobbyFarms.com
Check out our directory of popular chicken breeds—packed with useful information on egg and meat production, history and conformation.
Chicken Breeds at the Poultry Pages
This British site features 89 breeds, detailing their histories, characteristics, breed tips and more.
Chicken Breeds at Wikipedia
Two lists of chickens, one arranged by country of origin and the other by use (eggs, meat, dual-purpose, exhibition, bantams and hybrids). Clicking on a breed name takes you to a page about each chicken, including links to organizations promoting that breed.
Henderson’s Chicken Breed Chart
This alphabetical list of more than 60 chicken breeds includes comparative information.