GUIDE TO CHOOSING BREEDS

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This guide will help you identify the chicken breeds that fit your wants as well as your needs. All chickens are mostly friendly with the exception of a few flighty breeds; and there are some exceptionally sweet breeds. Getting chickens at a young age will also help them to acclimate to your company and their new home, which makes them more friendly. 

By Productivity
and Personality
By Egg Color
and Noise
By Popularity
and Rarity  

EXCELLENT EGG LAYERS

(5-7 eggs per week)

FRIENDLY

Barred Rocks

Rhode Island Reds

Sexlinks

Australorps

Easter Eggers

FLIGHTY

Leghorns





GOOD EGG LAYERS

(4-5 eggs per week)

EXCEPTIONALLY FRIENDLY

Orpingtons

Wyandottes



FRIENDLY

Dominiques

Sussex

Welsummers



MOSTLY FRIENDLY

Andalusians

Javas

Marans



FLIGHTY

Campines

Egyptian Fayoumis

Hamburgs

Lakenvelders

Vorwerks

White Faced Black Spanish



 

DECENT LAYERS

(3-4 eggs per week)

EXCEPTIONALLY FRIENDLY

Brahmas

Cochins

Russian Orloffs



FRIENDLY

Barnevelders

Faverolles



FLIGHTY

Sicilian Buttercups





POOR LAYERS

(1-3 eggs per week)

EXCEPTIONALLY FRIENDLY

Frizzles

Polishes

Silkies



FLIGHTY

Sebrights

EGG COLOR



WHITE, LIGHT, OR CREAM
Andalusians
Campines
Egyptian Fayoumis
Faverolles
Frizzles
Hamburgs
Lakenvelders
Leghorns
Polishes
Sebrights
Sicilian Buttercups
Silkies
Vorwerks
White Faced Black Spanish

BROWN
Australorps
Brahmas
Cochins
Dominiques
Javas
New HampshireReds
Orpingtons
Plymouth Rocks
Rhode ISland Reds
Rhode Island Whites
Russian Orloffs
Sexlinks
Sussex
Wyandottes

BLUE, GREEN, OR PINK
Easter Eggers
(Also: Ameraucanas &
Araucaunas)



DARK BROWN OR SPECKLED
Marans

Welsummers

Barnevelders

 

NOISE LEVEL

EXCEPTIONALLY QUIET

Brahmas

Cochins

Orpingtons

Wyandottes



TALKATIVE/PERSONABLE

Plymouth Rocks

Rhode Island Reds

New Hampshire Reds

Easter Eggers

Sexlinks



NOISY

Campines

Egyptian Fayoumis

Lakenvelders

Leghorns

Vorwerks

White Faced Black Spanish



 

​​POPULARITY

COMMON/POPULAR

(Go-to-Breeds, Common, and Easy to Find)

Australorps

Easter Eggers

Leghorns

Orpingtons

Plymouth Rocks

Rhode Island Reds

Sexlinks

Sussex

Wyandottes

RARE

(Hard to Find, Not in )
Barnevelders
Campines
Dominiques
Egyptian Fayoumis
Faverolles
Hamburgs
Lakenvelders
Marans
Russian Orloffs
Sebrights
Sicilian Buttercups
Vorwerks
White Faced Black Spanish

EXOTIC
Frizzles
Polishes
Sebrights
Silkies
White Faced Black Spanish


AMERICAN LIVESTOCK BREEDS CONSERVANCY STATUS

ENDANGERED
Campine
Russian Orloff
Spanish

THREATENED
Andalusian
Buttercup
Faverolles
Javas
Lakenvelders

WATCH

Brahma

Cochin

Dominique

Hamburg

New Hampshire

Polish

Rhode Island White

Sebright