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.
You may like to see other types of chicken breeds such as white and black chicken breeds, rare chicken breeds, chicken breeds that lay colored eggs, egg laying chicken breeds and small chicken breeds.
1-Lemon Pyle Brahma, a rare chicken breed
This 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 that have been disappearing from the world, less than ten thousands in numbers which need great attention to preserve them.
2-Speckled Sussex Hen
Speckled Sussex Hen- For eggs & meat; cold hardy, docile; winter layer
3-Sumatra Chicken Breed:
The Sumatra chicken 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.
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.
6-Sultan Bantam Hen
7-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
9-Cross Breed Rooster
Red Pyle Modern bantam cock from a Dutch Citron Silkie hen.
10-Tortoiseshell Silkie Chicken
11-Cream Brabanter Hens
12-A Japanese Chickens
13-BeutifulPolish Rare Chicken Breed
14-Asian Red Fowl
15-Barbu d’Uccle (Belgian breed)
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).
18-Seabright Rare Chicken Breed
The largest chicken breed also called Aseel.