Buckeye chicken is known as the only breed in the world developed by a woman.
The Buckeye chicken is quite similar to the Rhode Island Red chicken breed. This is why some people confuse this breed with the Rhode Island Red. But Buckeyes are structurally very different from Rhode Island Red. They have more muscular bodies and more sloping broad backs.
The Buckeye breed is the only pure American chicken breed with a pea comb. Their small pea comb (comb) and relatively large size make them a winter-hardy breed. Its initial development goals are its ability to withstand harsh house conditions and harsh winter cold. For this reason, we can say that it is an ideal chicken breed to be fed in our country.
Buckeye Chicken Characteristics
- The Buckeye chicken breed is a breed of American origin.
- Today, the Buckeye chicken breed is grown in many countries of the world.
- Since the Buckeye chicken breed is in danger of extinction, it is not possible to buy it.
- In the 18th century, for the first time, the Buckeye chicken breed was started to be raised by a breeder.
Buckeye Appearance Properties
- It is a Red, Black and Dark Blue colored race.
- Comb, Eye and Beak are completely red.
- The tail is mostly black.
- It is a medium sized chicken breed.
- their legs are hairless
- It has a strong and large wing structure.
- Its beak is strong and small.
- It has a short tail structure
Buckeye Egg and Meat Yield
- Live Weight Rooster: 3,5 – 4 kg
- Live Weight Chicken: 2.5 – 3 kg
- Number of Eggs: 170 – 200 Grains per Year
- Egg Color: Brown
- Egg Weight: Unknown grams