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Out of all the 17 Wyandotte varieties the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is the most recent. Not only are they popular for their beauty but also because of their docile nature making them very easy to handle. Blue Laced Red Wyandottes are popular for their ability to lay in cold weather. Their breed works great in either confinement or free range, and due to their easy maintenance are a very popular bird for beginning chicken farmers. Blue Laced Red Wyandotte’s are very vocal and hens have been…

These are some of the sweetest hens and oh so beautiful! I’m only familiar with the Speckled Sussex, but the other varieties of Sussex are beautiful too. This is a heavy English heritage breed. They are intelligent and make excellent pets. They love the company of people and will follow you around. They are comfortable as dominant hens, with minimal aggression. A Speckled Sussex hen adds an eye-catching splash to your chicken yard. Good layer of light brown eggs.

Niederrheiner | Greenfire Farms. The Niederrheiner is a hardy German breed from the Lower Rhine region. These are large fowl with the roosters sometimes topping 10 lb. Niederrheiners were bred as dual purpose fowl, and the hens lay large cream-colored eggs, and they lay them in impressive numbers.