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20 Amazing Rare Chicken Breeds With Special Characteristics

Raising chickens in backyard is always inspiring for backyard chicken raisers whether for ornamental purpose or keeping them as a pet or for getting eggs and meat from them. As people love their birds and are so much attached with them; they always like to select and raise chicken breeds that have more attractive and have good characteristics as well. A part from some common types of chickens breeds there’re some special and rare chicken’s breeds. Here I have made a list of 20 amazing, attractive, good looking and rare breeds of chickens.

1-Lemon Pyle Brahma, a rare chicken breed

The first one in our list is a large chicken breed which has significant marked and color. This breed lay around 180 eggs per year, here is a collection of  rare chicken breeds by familiesraisingchickens that have been disappearing from the world, less than ten thousands in numbers which need great attention to preserve them.

Lemon Pyle Brahma a rare chicken breed
Lemon Pyle Brahma a rare chicken breed, lay 180 eggs per year, very rare breed

2-Speckled Sussex Hen

   Speckled Sussex Hen- For eggs & meat; cold hardy, docile; winter layer

speckled sussex chicken breed
Speckled sussex chicken breed

3-Sumatra Chicken Breed:

This black chicken breed is gorgeous with it’s black plumage shimmering beetle green in the sunlinlight. An American heritage chicken breed that is at risk of becoming extinct soon without our help. Save genetic diversity and save our heritage breeds.

sumatra rooster
Brahma chicken breed

4-Brahma Chicken Breed

BRAHMA (relatively high body temperature for chickens to lose heat to the air around them. Their respiratory systems are very effective at cooling. They don’t have sweat glands. Chickens’ air sacks allow inhaled air (which is usually cooler than body temperature) to reach deep into the abdomen.

Chickens also have a panting mechanism (gular flutter) that evaporates water from the throat and reduces body temperature. Feathers act as insulation for keeping heat in, chickens raise their wings to release heat. You may also like to check out chicken breeds that lay colored eggs.

5-Furness rooster!

Furness rooster
Furness rooster

6-Sultan Bantam Hen

sultan hen
Sultan bantam hen,

7-Blue Cochin Bantam Pullet

Blue Cochin Bantam Pullet
Blue Cochin Bantam Pullet

8-Collection Of Gorgeous Chicken Breeds

Here is a collection of different outstanding, and pretty looking rare chicken breeds. To see more click on image source

gorgeous rooster
Collection Of Gorgeous Chicken Breeds

9-Cross Breed Rooster

Red Pyle Modern bantam cock from a Dutch Citron Silkie hen. You may also like to check out small chicken breeds.

cross breed rooster
Cross Breed Rooster

10-Tortoiseshell Silkie Chicken

Tortoiseshell Silkie chicken
Tortoiseshell Silkie chicken

11-Cream Brabanter Hens

Cream Brabanter Hens
 Cream Brabanter Hens

12-A Japanese Chickens

A japanese chicken
A Japanese Chickens

13-BeutifulPolish Rare Chicken Breed

BEAUTIFUL Polish chicken breed
Beautiful Polish chicken breed

14-Asian Red Fowl

Asian Red Fowl
Asian Red Fowl

15-Barbu d’Uccle (Belgian breed)

Barbu d'Uccle (Belgian breed)
Barbu d’Uccle (Belgian breed)

16-Blue Arpington

blue orpington
Blue Arpington

17-Booted Bantam

Booted Bantam, also called the Dutch Booted Bantam, is a bantam breed of chicken. Its name is derived from the bird’s extravagant feathering on the feet and hock joints, which are called vulture hocks or “sabels” in Dutch.With no large fowl counterpart from which it was miniaturized, the Booted is one of the true bantams. Males usually weigh in at around 850 grams (30 ounces) and females 750 grams (27 ounces). You may also like to check out egg laying chicken breeds.

Booted Bantam
Booted Bantam

18-Seabright Rare Chicken Breed

seabright breed
Seabright breed

19-Serama Rooster

serama rooster
serama rooster

20-Modern game

The largest chicken breed also called Aseel.

modern game


PNAS, October 1, 2019, 116 (42) 20930-20937, “Reviving rare chicken breeds using genetically engineered sterility in surrogate host birds”, https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1906316116

New Scientist, By New Scientist and Press Association, 17 February 2017, “Hens that can lay eggs from other species could save rare birds”, https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121568-hens-that-can-lay-eggs-from-other-species-could-save-rare-birds/

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  1. Thanks a lot! I love all the chicken and coops. Good luck!

  2. I particularly like the Sultan Bantam Hen Chicken with egg. 🙂

  3. thank you Farhan for your blogs. they r so informative n very easy 2 read. i look forward 2 reading more.

  4. This is a great collection of chickens. Thanks for putting it together!

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