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Poultry Breed Comparison Guide

So, you've decided to raise poultry on your hobby farm. Blain's Farm & Fleet has an easy to read poultry breed comparison guide to help you choose what breed of chicken, turkey, and duck is right for your farm. To make choosing easier you can also see what is available, cockerel, pullet and straight run eggs by breed.
Breed Main Use Egg Production Egg Color Cockerel Pullet Straight Run
Chickens
Austra White Egg Production / Meat Production Good White / Cream
Barred Rock Egg Production / Meat Production Good White
Black Australorp Egg Production / Meat Production Excellent Brown
Black Cochin Meat Production / Ornamental Fair Brown
Black Sex Link Egg Production / Meat Production Very Good Brown
Buff Laced Polish Ornamental Fair White
Buff Orpington Egg Production / Meat Production Very Good Brown
Cinnamon Queen Egg Production / Meat Production Excellent Brown
Cornish Cross Meat Production Poor Brown
Easter Egger Egg Production Excellent Various
Golden Wyandotte Egg Production / Meat Production Good Brown
Lakenvelder Ornamental Fair White
Light Brahma Egg Production / Meat Production Good Brown
Rhode Island Red Egg Production / Meat Production Excellent Brown
Red Sex Link Egg Production / Meat Production Good Brown
Silver Lace Polish Ornamental Fair White
Silver Laced Wyandotte Egg Production / Meat Production Good Brown
Speckeled Sussex Egg Production / Meat Production Good Brown
White Leghorn Egg Production Excellent White
White Rock Egg Production / Meat Production Very Good Brown
White Silkie Bantam Ornamental Fair White / Cream
Turkeys
Blue Slate Turkey Meat Production / Ornamental Poor Off-White
Bronze Turkey Meat Production Poor Off-White
Large White Turkey Meat Production Poor Off-White
Ducks
Cayuga Duck Egg Production / Meat Production Poor White
Khaki Cambell Duck Egg Production Excellent Black-to-White
Rouen Duck Egg Production / Meat Production Excellent White
White Pekin Duck Egg Production / Meat Production Excellent White
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