GoatWorld - Poultry Information

While GoatWorld deals primarily with goats, we have added this page simply because many people who raise goats, also raise poultry. Hopefully you will find this chart useful to your own poultry endeavors! If you have any ideas for more information or poultry resources to be added to this page, please let us know!

BREED PLUMAGE COLOR (Feathers) EGG SHELL COLOR MATURE BODY WEIGHT LBS. RATE OF LAY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Cornish X Rocks
(Broiler Cross)
White Brown 7.0 Fair Bred for the efficient production of broiler meat. You can expect to have fresh yellow skin fryers in 6-7 weeks. Females fed a high energy, high protein ration may be dressed at 5-6 weeks as Cornish Rock Hens.
Production Reds
(Cherry Eggers)
Various Shades of Red
Mostly Dark
Brown 5.0 Excellent This is an excellent all purpose breed with good production and meat bird.
Rhode Island Red Very Dark Red Brown 5.5 Very Good A well-known "old breed" that is a popular dual purpose producer of brown eggs.
New Hampshire Red Chestnut Red Brown 6.0 Very Good A very popular dual purpose breed that grows fast, feathers quickly and produces large brown eggs.
Barred Plymouth Rock Black & White Barring Brown 6.0 Excellent One of America's oldest breeds. An excellent dual purpose breed.
White Plymouth Rock White Brown 6.0 Very Good A medium sized, quiet dispositioned, white plummaged bird.
Black Australorps Black with Greenish Sheen Brown 5.2 Very Good One of the hardiest of all breeds. Excellent small flock producer.
Buff Orpingtons Rich Golden Buff Brown 6.0 Very Good These large, quiet dispositioned, loosely feathered birds have been a back-yard flock favorite for many years.
Silver Laced Wyandottes Silvery White, Edged with Black Brown 6.0 Very Good A beautiful old breed that has a close-fitting rose comb.
Red Sex Links Females; Light Red With White Tails and White Wing Feathers. Males - White Brown 5.2 Excellent An excellent commercial brown egg producer. Breed is color sexable with great feed conversion.
Gold Sex Links Females; Light Red With White Tails and White Wing Feathers. Males - White Brown 5.2 Excellent An excellent commercial brown egg producer. Breed is color sexable with great feed conversion.
Black Sex Links Females; Black with Gold Hackle and Breast Feathers. Males - Black and White Barring Brown 5.5 Excellent An outstanding color sexing breed cross. Bred for high egg production and excellent livability.
Araucana
(Green & Blue Eggs)
Multi-colored-mixed. White, Brown, Red, Black Green & Blue 5.5 Good Rare Breed. Easter Egg Bird. Originating in Chile, South America. Many have muffs covering the ears. Egg colors of many shades.
Danish Brown Leghorn Multi-shades of Brown, Black & Red White 4.3 Excellent A very hardy breed excellent in varmint country for a fast getaway.
Hybrid White Leghorn White White 4.5 Excellent Excellent layer-bred for commercial egg production.
California White White with Black Flecks White 4.5 Excellent An outstanding white egg producer with a calmer temperament for handling.

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