Buckeyes originated in Ohio. They were bred mixing Rhode Island Reds with other breeds in order to create a breed that layed well, but was very cold hardy. Buckeyes are not known for being tame, but like other American class breeds, they tend to be either sweet and friendly, or flighty.

Breed: Buckeye

Size: 6.5-9 pounds

Special features: pea comb, very cold hardy

Broodiness: sometimes

Cold Hardy: Yes

Confinement: do well in confinement

Country of Origin: The United States of America

Eggs per week: about 4

Recognized by the American Poultry Association: Yes

ALBC Status: Threatened

Temperament: sometimes tame, but usually flighty


A Buckeye rooster. (Picture provided by: Wikipedia)


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