Lincolnshire Buff Chicken

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The basics:
The Lincolnshire Buff was developed in Lincolnshire, England. It was thought to have first appeared in the 1850’s, when Asiatic breeds were introduced to England. The breed was used as a utility breed throughout the 19th, and early 20th Century.

In 1894, William Cook introduced his Buff Orpington, which is thought to have been a selected version of the Linconshire Buff. Mr. Cook’s Buff Orpington became very popular, and the Linconshire Buff became extinct by the 1920’s.

The Lincolnshire was recreated in the 1980’s, by adding Cochin and Dorking blood to the Buff Orpington. Today, the breed is extremely rare. Take caution when buying Lincolnshire Buffs, many inferior and cross-bred birds are sold as Lincolnshire Buffs.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Buff
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Brooding, Preservation
Bantam: 900 - 1,300 grams
Largefowl: 6.75 - 11 lbs
Personality: Hens are calm and sweet, and roosters should be mild mannered.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
The Old (Extinct) Lincolnshire Buff was a large white fleshed bird. It’s plumage was a yellow buff, and it was found to have clean and feathered legs. Today's Lincolnshire Buff has clean legs.

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