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Breeds and varieties of chickens

Below are listed all the recognized breeds and varieties of chickens as recognized by the American Poultry Association. The breeds and varieties are listed in the publication entitled American Standard of Perfection, 1974. Additional information for each breed of chicken, including illustrations, can be found in this publication. The breeds are divided into classes that are denoted by the larger, centered print. The breeds are shown in smaller, type and the varieties following each breed are shown at the end of the (--) dash.

I. AMERICAN CLASS

Buckeye
Chantecler --Partridge, White

Delaware
Dominique
Holland --Barred, White

Java --Black, Mottled

Jersey Giant --Black, White

Lamona
New Hampshire
Plymouth Rock --Barred, Blue, Buff, Columbian, Partridge, Silver Penciled, White

Rhode Island Red --Rose Comb, Single Comb

Rhode Island White
Wyandotte --Black, Buff, Columbian, Golden Laced, White Partridge, Silver Laced, Silver Penciled 

 

II. ASIATIC CLASS

Brahma --Buff, Dark, Light

Langshan --Black, White

Cochin --Black, Brown, Buff, Partridge, Golden Laced, Silver Laced, White 

 

III. ENGLISH CLASS

Australorp
Cornish --Buff, Dark, White, White Laced Red

Dorking --Colored, Silver Gray, White

Orpington --Black, Blue, Buff, White

Redcap
Sussex --Light, Red, Speckled 

 

IV. HAMBURGS CLASS

Hamburg --Black, Golden Penciled, Golden Spangled, Silver Penciled, Silver Spangled, White 

 

V. CONTINENTAL CLASS

Campine --Golden, Silver

 

 VI. MEDITERRANEAN CLASS

Ancona --Rose Comb, Single Comb

Blue Andalusian
Buttercup
Catalana
Leghorn --Rose Combs (Dark Brown, Light Brown, White) and Single Combs (Black, Black Tailed Red, Buff, Columbian, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Red, Silver, White)

Minorca --Single Combs (Black, Buff, White) and Rose Combs (Black, White)

Spanish --White Faced Black 

 

VII. POLISH

Polish --Bearded (Buff Laced, Golden, Silver, White), Non-Bearded (Buff Laced, Golden, Silver, White), White Crested Black

 

VIII. FRENCH CLASS

Crevecoeur --Black

Faverolle --Salmon

Houdan --Mottled, White

La Fleche --Black 

 

IX. GAME CLASS

Modern --Birchen, Black, Black Breasted Red, Red Pyle, Brown Red, Golden Duckwing, White, Silver Duckwing

Old English --Black, Black Breasted Red, Blue Breasted Red, Blue Golden Duckwing, Blue Silver Duckwing, Brown Red, Golden Duckwing, Lemon Blue, Red Pyle, Self Blue, Silver Duckwing, Spangled, White 

 

X. ORIENTAL CLASS

Cubalaya --Black, Black Breasted Red, White

Malay --Black Breasted Red

Phoenix --Silver

Sumatra --Black 

 

XI. MISCELLANEOUS CLASS

Frizzle
Naked Necks --Buff, Red, White

Sultan --White 

 

XII. BANTAMS

Buckeye
Chantecler --Partridge, White

Delaware
Dominique
Holland --Barred, White

Java --Black, Mottled

Jersey Giant --Black, White

Lamona
New Hampshire
Plymouth Rock --Blue, Buff, Columbian, Silver Penciled, Partridge

Rhode Island White
Wyandotte --Buff Columbian, Golden Laced

Cochin --Barred, Brown, Golden Laced, Silver Laced, Mottled

Langshan --Black, White

Australorp
Cornish --Blue Laced Red, Buff

Dorking --Colored, Silver Gray, White

Orpington --Black, Blue, Buff, White

Sussex --Light, Red, Speckled

Ancona --Rose Comb, Single Comb

Blue Andalusian
Buff Catalana
Buttercup
Minorca --Rose Combs (Black, White) and Single Combs (Buff, White)

White-Faced Black Spanish
Leghorn --Rose Combs (Dark Brown, Light Brown, White) and Single Combs (Black, Columbian, Black Tailed Red, Buff, Silver, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Red)

Hamburg --Black, Golden Penciled, Golden Spangled, Silver Penciled, White

Campine --Golden, Silver

Lakenvelder
Crevecoeur
Houdan --Mottled, White

La Fleche
Salmon Faverolle
Modern Game --Blue, Blue Breasted Red, Lemon Blue

Old English Game --Blue Breasted Red, Blue Golden Duckwing, Blue Silver Duckwing, Brown-Red, Lemon Blue, Self Blue

Mille Fleur Booted --Bearded Porcelain, Non-Bearded Porcelain

Rose Comb Blue
Silkie --Bearded Black, Non-Bearded Black

Cubalaya --Black, Black Breasted Red, White

Silver Phoenix
Sumatra
Naked Neck --Buff, Red, White

Sultan
Frizzles
Japanese --Black, Black Tailed, Birchen, Mottled, White

Leghorn --Single Comb White

Minorca --Single Comb Black

Plymouth Rock--Barred, White

Rhode Island Red --Rose Comb, Single Comb

Antwerp Belgians --Black, Blue, Blue Porcelain, Cuckoo, Mottled, Mille Fleur, Quail, White

Rosecomb --Black, Silver Laced, White

Sebright --Golden, Silver

Wyandotte --Black, Buff, Columbian, Partridge, White, Silver Penciled

Cornish --Dark, White, White Laced Red

Malay --Black Red

Polish --Bearded (Buff Laced, Golden, Silver, White), Non-Bearded (Buff Laced, Golden, Silver, White), White Crested Black

Booted White
Brahma --Buff, Dark, Light

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