Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photos of Chickens from

In an earlier post, I mentioned Henderson's Chicken Breed chart which can help you narrow down your choice of chickens. The following links can be very helpful in conjunction with the breed chart. They are a vast resource of chicken photos. There are multiple high quality photos of each of the breeds.
Just as an example, I was able to use the chicken breed chart to narrow down my choice of chicken to a Wyandotte. I was then able to see what all of the different types of Wyandottes looked like, using the following links.

Chicken Breeds A-C
Chicken Breeds D-O
Chicken Breeds P-Z

And just in case anyone is interested in seeing the types of Wyandottes I ended up getting, here they are

The Silver Laced Wyandottes look like this beauty.
The Golden Laced Wyandottes look like this.
And the Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, which are the majority of mine, look like this.


  1. very healthy hens

  2. Based on your experience what would be the best breeds with the following criteria.
    1. broodiness & mothering capabiity
    2. cold & heat hardiness
    3. egg production
    4. meat production
    We've got hot humid summers and frigidly cold winter temps at times. I want to raise my own sustainable flock. Thanks for any advice.