Chickens

Chickens are a cornerstone of Pernese diet and livestock. There are many different breeds, each one well suited to the area of Pern where they live.

(This page is a good resource for Earth chicken breeds: http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html)


Tropical Breeds (Ista, Southern, etc.)

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Minorca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minorca_(chicken)
Colors: Buff, Black, White, Blue
Eggs: White
Weight:
Cock - 3.2 - 4.1 kg
Hen - 2.7 - 3.6 kg
Laying: Above average

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Penedesenca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penedesenca
Colors: Black, Crele, Partridge, and Wheaten
Eggs: Very dark brown
Weight: 1.8 kg
Laying: Above average


Plains/Moderate Climate Birds (Keroon, etc.)

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Barnevelder
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnevelder

Colors: Double laced, white, black, brown, partridge, blue, double laced blue, and other varities
Eggs: Dark brown
Weight:
Cock - 3.2-3.8 kg
Hen - 2.3 - 2.7 kg
Laying: Average to above average

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Rhode Island Red
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island_Red

Colors: Shades of red
Eggs: Medium brown
Weight: 3.1 kg
Laying: Above average


Cold Climate Birds (High Reaches, Fort, etc.)

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Langshan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croad_Langshan

Colors: Black, white, blue
Eggs: Brown
Weight:
Cock - 3.75-4.25 kg
Hen - 3-3.5 kg
Laying: Average

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Plymouth Rock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Rock_(chicken)

Colors: Barred, white, buff, partridge, silver penciled, blue, columbian, black
Eggs: Light to medium brown
Weight:
Cock - 3.4 - 4.3 kg
Hen - 3.0 - 3.4 kg
Laying: Average to above average

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Sussex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex_(chicken)

Colors: Brown, Buff, Light, Red, Speckled, Silver, White and Coronation
Eggs: Creamy to light brown
Weight:
Cock - 4.1 kg
Hen - 3.2 kg
Laying: Above average

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Orpington - Bred by Issri

Colors: Black with metallic sheen, buff
Eggs: Brown
Weight: 3.6 kg
Laying: Above average

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