Now, if you are looking to raise chickens for show, there are chickens that are specifically bred for this. Show chickens usually have colorful and/or long flowy feathers. When choosing a chicken for show, there are a few things to take into consideration. Judges of these shows are not just looking for fancy looking chickens. They also factor in things like, sexual maturity, body conformation, and for hens, even past and current egg production. Here are a few different types of breeds and some of their show qualities:
- Belgian D’ Uccle – Bantam, Bearded, Feather Footed
- Sablepoot – Bantam, Feather Footed
- Sicilian Buttercup – Large Buttercup Comb
- Crevecoeur – Crested, Bearded, Muffed
- Silkie Breeds – Feather Footed
If you are looking to simply have a chicken for a pet, there are breeds out there that are more docile and adapt well to human contact. Some of these types are; Orpington, Phoenix, Plymouth Rock, Jersey Giant, Houdan, Dorking, Australorp, Barnevelder, Delaware, Buckeye and many more.
As you can see, there are quite a few points to consider when choosing chickens that best suit you. Once you narrow down your breed it all comes down to finding a breeder that is most convenient for you to access.