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Chickens

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Chickens

We have a wide range of chicken breeds at Mudchute, from the unusual Transylvanian naked necks who live in Pets Corner to the beautiful grand Buff Orpingtons.

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White-Crested Polish

This is the most popular of the crested breeds. Known as a pure breed from the early sixteenth century. Its most prominent feature is the 'umbrella-like' crest of feathers on its head, which impairs its vision.


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Light Sussex

Originated in the county of Sussex, England more than 100 years ago. A general-purpose breed for producing meat and/or eggs. One of the best dual-purpose chickens.


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Buff Orpington

The Buff Orpington originates from Orpington, in the London Borough of Bromley. The Orpington breed was first developed for eggs and meat in 1886 by crossing Minorcas, Langshand and Plymouth rocks and the resulting birds were black (to hide the dirt and soot of London!). The buff is a golden variety with an impressive size and feathering. They are excellent layers, producing 175-200 eggs per year.


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Dutch Bantam

Dutch bantams are the smallest of the bantam breed chickens and the smallest chicken breed at Mudchute. At full size, a Dutch bantam cockerel weighs only 500-550g. It is one of few “true bantam” breeds, meaning it has no large counterpart. As their name suggests, the breed originate in the Netherlands where they are called Hollandse Kriel. The breed standard for Dutch bantams includes a “upright & jaunty” carriage.


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