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1. How many years have you kept chickens?
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Percent
Response
Count
0 to 2
36.1%721
3 to 5
25.8%516
6 to 8
11.8%236
9 or more
26.4%527

2. What's the average size of your winter laying flock?
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Percent
Response
Count
Fewer than 10
37.0%731
11 to 20
33.3%657
21 to 50
21.7%428
50 to 99
4.4%86
100 or more
3.6%72

3. Over the years, about how many breeds of chickens have you kept?
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Percent
Response
Count
1 to 5
57.1%1,141
6 to 9
25.9%518
10 to 20
12.9%258
more than 20
4.2%83

4. Which management systems have you used?
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Percent
Response
Count
Totally free range
23.1%458
Day range
62.3%1,234
Pasture based (confined with electric netting or similar)
17.4%344
Deep litter
21.3%421
Confinement (coop and run)
46.9%929
Total confinement (coop or barn only)
7.6%151
Wire cages
6.0%118

5. What do you do with eggs and meat?
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Percent
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Count
Only use them for myself and my family
60.1%1,185
Give them to friends and neighbors
54.3%1,070
Sell eggs
45.5%897
Sell meat
7.8%153

6. If you sell eggs, how much do you currently charge per dozen for each of the following?
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 $2 or less$2.50$3.00$3.50$4.00$4.50$5 or moreRating
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Farm fresh only52.7% (336)16.5% (105)20.1% (128)3.0% (19)4.4% (28)0.8% (5)2.7% (17)638
Free-range42.5% (214)15.9% (80)20.3% (102)6.4% (32)8.0% (40)2.6% (13)4.4% (22)503
Organic37.8% (90)13.4% (32)21.0% (50)7.6% (18)9.2% (22)4.2% (10)6.7% (16)238
Free-range and organic34.1% (106)11.6% (36)18.6% (58)7.7% (24)11.6% (36)4.2% (13)12.2% (38)311
Pasture-raised (grass-fed hens)33.8% (122)15.8% (57)22.4% (81)7.5% (27)9.1% (33)3.9% (14)7.5% (27)361

7. If you sell meat birds, how much do you currently charge per pound for the following categories?
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 $1 or less$1.01 to $2.00$2.01 to $3.00$3.01 to $4.00$4.01 to $5.00More than $5.00Rating
Count
Farm-fresh only23.2% (45)33.5% (65)26.3% (51)7.7% (15)3.6% (7)5.7% (11)194
Organic14.2% (15)26.4% (28)20.8% (22)12.3% (13)14.2% (15)12.3% (13)106
Pastured10.1% (16)21.4% (34)30.2% (48)22.0% (35)10.1% (16)6.3% (10)159
Heritage14.5% (16)20.0% (22)25.5% (28)12.7% (14)13.6% (15)13.6% (15)110

8. Do you have experience raising chickens in the American class (Buckeye, Chantecler, Delaware, Dominique, Holland, Java, Jersey Giant, Lamona, New Hampshire Red, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Rhode Island White or Wyandotte)?
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Count
Yes
78.6%1,545
No, take me to the next section, please.
21.4%421

Page: American Class
1. If you've worked with specific strains of these breeds, please note the strains in the boxes after each breed.
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Buckeye
 
5.1%31
Chantecler
 
3.6%22
Delaware
 
10.0%60
Dominique
 
12.8%77
Holland
 
1.3%8
Java
 
3.2%19
Jersey Giant
 
14.3%86
Lamona
 
0.5%3
New Hampshire Red
 
16.4%99
Plymouth Rock
 
47.4%286
Rhode Island Red
 
54.9%331
Rhode Island White
 
3.6%22
Wyandotte
 
47.3%285

2. Which management systems are suitable for each breed?
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Rating
Count
Buckeye1.3% (6)6.3% (29)5.2% (24)1.1% (5)0.0% (0)86.1% (395)3.56459
Chantecler1.1% (5)2.7% (12)3.2% (14)0.2% (1)0.2% (1)92.5% (406)3.58439
Delaware3.4% (17)9.1% (45)12.1% (60)2.0% (10)0.2% (1)73.1% (362)3.50495
Dominique6.4% (32)9.5% (48)16.1% (81)3.8% (19)0.6% (3)63.6% (320)3.48503
Holland0.0% (0)0.5% (2)1.9% (8)0.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.4% (406)3.09417
Java1.9% (8)1.6% (7)2.8% (12)0.5% (2)0.7% (3)92.5% (393)3.47425
Jersey Giant2.8% (14)7.6% (38)15.4% (77)5.2% (26)0.8% (4)68.3% (342)3.20501
Lamona0.2% (1)0.2% (1)0.5% (2)0.2% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (407)3.40412
New Hampshire Red7.2% (39)12.8% (69)21.6% (116)3.5% (19)0.6% (3)54.3% (292)3.50538
Plymouth Rock9.2% (62)23.2% (156)34.1% (229)6.1% (41)1.2% (8)26.1% (175)3.45671
Rhode Island Red12.3% (102)26.0% (215)39.8% (329)7.4% (61)0.6% (5)13.9% (115)3.49827
Rhode Island White2.5% (10)4.0% (16)7.2% (29)2.2% (9)1.2% (5)83.0% (336)3.25405
Wyandotte7.8% (51)18.2% (119)31.9% (209)7.0% (46)1.2% (8)33.9% (222)3.37655

3. How would you rate the temperament of each breed?
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Rating
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Buckeye4.7% (20)6.3% (27)4.2% (18)0.2% (1)0.5% (2)84.1% (361)3.91429
Chantecler2.4% (10)2.9% (12)3.6% (15)0.5% (2)0.2% (1)90.3% (372)3.70412
Delaware9.0% (42)10.7% (50)6.7% (31)2.1% (10)1.7% (8)69.7% (325)3.77466
Dominique8.7% (42)13.6% (66)10.7% (52)4.7% (23)1.0% (5)61.2% (297)3.62485
Holland0.5% (2)0.5% (2)1.3% (5)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)97.2% (376)3.27387
Java1.5% (6)2.5% (10)2.7% (11)0.7% (3)0.7% (3)91.8% (368)3.39401
Jersey Giant13.2% (62)10.0% (47)8.7% (41)0.6% (3)1.3% (6)66.1% (310)3.98469
Lamona0.0% (0)0.5% (2)0.5% (2)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)98.7% (379)3.20384
New Hampshire Red13.0% (67)20.3% (105)12.8% (66)2.3% (12)0.4% (2)51.3% (265)3.88517
Plymouth Rock26.9% (177)27.2% (179)18.7% (123)2.4% (16)2.3% (15)22.5% (148)3.95658
Rhode Island Red20.7% (171)33.8% (280)21.9% (181)5.1% (42)8.9% (74)9.7% (80)3.58828
Rhode Island White4.9% (19)5.9% (23)4.9% (19)1.5% (6)1.0% (4)81.8% (319)3.66390
Wyandotte19.4% (126)23.6% (153)17.7% (115)6.8% (44)2.8% (18)29.7% (193)3.71649

4. How quickly does each breed mature?
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Buckeye1.5% (6)8.5% (34)4.0% (16)86.0% (344)1.82400
Chantecler0.3% (1)5.8% (22)2.1% (8)91.9% (350)1.77381
Delaware4.8% (21)19.7% (86)2.5% (11)72.9% (318)2.08436
Dominique4.2% (19)26.1% (118)6.4% (29)63.3% (286)1.94452
Holland0.3% (1)1.7% (6)0.3% (1)97.8% (353)2.00361
Java0.3% (1)3.8% (14)2.7% (10)93.2% (343)1.64368
Jersey Giant1.4% (6)10.9% (48)19.6% (86)68.1% (299)1.43439
Lamona0.0% (0)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)99.2% (354)1.67357
New Hampshire Red9.2% (44)30.8% (147)5.6% (27)54.4% (260)2.08478
Plymouth Rock13.6% (87)50.4% (322)8.5% (54)27.5% (176)2.07639
Rhode Island Red19.3% (152)58.8% (463)7.2% (57)14.7% (116)2.14788
Rhode Island White4.5% (17)11.1% (42)2.4% (9)82.1% (311)2.12379
Wyandotte6.2% (38)43.3% (264)14.4% (88)36.1% (220)1.87610

5. How well does this breed tolerate cold weather?
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Buckeye10.4% (41)3.8% (15)1.5% (6)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)84.1% (332)4.52395
Chantecler9.0% (34)0.5% (2)0.8% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)89.7% (339)4.79378
Delaware11.6% (50)10.0% (43)6.7% (29)0.2% (1)0.0% (0)71.5% (309)4.15432
Dominique16.4% (74)11.3% (51)8.9% (40)0.4% (2)0.2% (1)62.7% (283)4.16451
Holland0.6% (2)1.7% (6)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)96.9% (342)3.82353
Java4.4% (16)1.9% (7)1.4% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)92.3% (337)4.39365
Jersey Giant12.7% (55)14.1% (61)5.5% (24)1.2% (5)0.0% (0)66.5% (288)4.14433
Lamona0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (345)3.75349
New Hampshire Red15.7% (76)20.1% (97)11.6% (56)0.2% (1)0.0% (0)52.4% (253)4.08483
Plymouth Rock29.2% (189)32.1% (208)9.9% (64)0.5% (3)0.0% (0)28.3% (183)4.26647
Rhode Island Red31.4% (252)36.3% (291)16.0% (128)0.2% (2)0.0% (0)16.1% (129)4.18802
Rhode Island White5.6% (21)7.0% (26)4.3% (16)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)82.8% (308)4.05372
Wyandotte34.2% (213)19.8% (123)10.0% (62)0.8% (5)0.3% (2)34.9% (217)4.33622

6. How well does this breed tolerate hot weather?
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Buckeye4.1% (16)6.1% (24)5.1% (20)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)84.4% (331)3.90392
Chantecler1.6% (6)3.8% (14)3.2% (12)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)90.8% (336)3.68370
Delaware8.1% (35)13.7% (59)7.9% (34)0.5% (2)0.2% (1)69.6% (300)3.95431
Dominique12.0% (53)14.7% (65)11.1% (49)0.5% (2)0.0% (0)61.8% (273)4.00442
Holland1.1% (4)1.1% (4)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.1% (338)4.20348
Java4.7% (17)1.7% (6)1.4% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)92.2% (332)4.43360
Jersey Giant7.8% (34)13.1% (57)13.8% (60)1.8% (8)0.2% (1)63.3% (276)3.72436
Lamona0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.9% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.6% (341)3.60346
New Hampshire Red10.6% (51)21.3% (102)16.3% (78)1.0% (5)0.2% (1)50.5% (242)3.83479
Plymouth Rock21.9% (140)31.3% (200)22.4% (143)1.3% (8)0.0% (0)23.0% (147)3.96638
Rhode Island Red24.7% (199)37.2% (300)24.8% (200)1.4% (11)0.0% (0)12.0% (97)3.97807
Rhode Island White5.3% (20)8.0% (30)5.6% (21)0.5% (2)0.0% (0)80.5% (301)3.93374
Wyandotte17.3% (107)28.2% (174)21.7% (134)1.1% (7)0.3% (2)31.4% (194)3.89618

7. How many eggs does an average hen of each breed lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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Buckeye0.3% (1)2.7% (10)11.2% (42)0.5% (2)0.0% (0)85.4% (321)3.18376
Chantecler0.0% (0)1.4% (5)5.1% (18)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)92.7% (330)3.04356
Delaware2.9% (12)7.3% (30)16.1% (66)1.0% (4)0.0% (0)72.7% (298)3.45410
Dominique2.8% (12)8.9% (38)19.2% (82)3.5% (15)0.2% (1)65.3% (278)3.30426
Holland0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.1% (7)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)97.6% (328)2.88336
Java0.0% (0)1.4% (5)4.0% (14)1.4% (5)0.3% (1)92.9% (326)2.92351
Jersey Giant1.2% (5)4.1% (17)18.3% (76)7.0% (29)0.7% (3)68.7% (285)2.94415
Lamona0.0% (0)0.3% (1)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (329)3.00333
New Hampshire Red6.1% (28)18.4% (84)21.2% (97)1.3% (6)0.0% (0)53.0% (242)3.62457
Plymouth Rock13.4% (83)27.9% (173)29.8% (185)1.5% (9)0.2% (1)27.3% (169)3.73620
Rhode Island Red20.1% (159)35.4% (280)28.6% (226)0.5% (4)0.1% (1)15.2% (120)3.88790
Rhode Island White3.3% (12)8.0% (29)6.6% (24)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)81.4% (294)3.76361
Wyandotte5.0% (30)13.4% (81)38.8% (234)5.3% (32)1.0% (6)36.5% (220)3.25603

8. What color are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Buckeye0.3% (1)1.1% (4)9.4% (35)4.3% (16)1.1% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)83.8% (311)4.70371
Chantecler0.0% (0)0.3% (1)4.3% (15)3.2% (11)0.9% (3)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)90.8% (315)4.31347
Delaware0.2% (1)2.2% (9)13.4% (55)10.8% (44)1.7% (7)1.5% (6)0.0% (0)70.2% (287)4.47409
Dominique0.0% (0)0.9% (4)20.9% (89)13.8% (59)1.9% (8)1.2% (5)0.2% (1)61.0% (260)4.46426
Holland0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.3% (1)1.2% (4)0.0% (0)1.5% (5)0.0% (0)97.0% (319)3.10329
Java0.0% (0)0.9% (3)3.5% (12)2.6% (9)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)92.4% (318)4.62344
Jersey Giant0.2% (1)2.4% (10)18.7% (77)10.2% (42)1.5% (6)0.5% (2)0.0% (0)66.4% (273)4.65411
Lamona0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (322)3.50326
New Hampshire Red0.0% (0)3.7% (17)34.5% (158)10.9% (50)0.7% (3)0.2% (1)0.0% (0)50.0% (229)4.82458
Plymouth Rock0.0% (0)3.4% (21)45.8% (287)23.3% (146)2.2% (14)2.2% (14)0.2% (1)22.8% (143)4.59626
Rhode Island Red0.6% (5)9.5% (76)62.3% (497)15.0% (120)1.3% (10)0.6% (5)0.0% (0)10.7% (85)4.90798
Rhode Island White0.0% (0)1.4% (5)9.9% (35)4.2% (15)0.6% (2)2.3% (8)0.0% (0)81.7% (290)4.42355
Wyandotte0.2% (1)2.3% (14)31.1% (188)28.3% (171)4.1% (25)0.8% (5)0.3% (2)32.8% (198)4.44604

9. What size are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Buckeye0.0% (0)3.0% (11)8.7% (32)3.8% (14)0.3% (1)84.2% (309)2.91367
Chantecler0.0% (0)0.6% (2)5.4% (19)2.3% (8)0.3% (1)91.4% (319)2.73349
Delaware1.2% (5)8.3% (34)15.9% (65)4.7% (19)0.0% (0)69.9% (285)3.20408
Dominique0.2% (1)4.8% (20)20.9% (88)11.4% (48)0.7% (3)62.0% (261)2.80421
Holland0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.8% (6)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)97.6% (321)2.75329
Java0.0% (0)1.5% (5)3.2% (11)2.9% (10)0.0% (0)92.4% (315)2.81341
Jersey Giant4.7% (19)10.6% (43)15.6% (63)2.0% (8)0.0% (0)67.2% (272)3.55405
Lamona0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.6% (2)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)98.8% (322)2.50326
New Hampshire Red2.4% (11)14.6% (66)26.7% (121)6.2% (28)0.0% (0)50.1% (227)3.27453
Plymouth Rock4.5% (28)20.1% (126)44.8% (281)8.1% (51)0.2% (1)22.3% (140)3.26627
Rhode Island Red3.8% (30)27.4% (216)50.4% (398)7.1% (56)0.1% (1)11.2% (88)3.31789
Rhode Island White0.9% (3)5.2% (18)10.3% (36)1.4% (5)0.3% (1)81.9% (286)3.27349
Wyandotte1.0% (6)10.7% (64)39.7% (238)16.7% (100)0.5% (3)31.4% (188)2.93599

10. How likely is each breed to become broody?
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Buckeye1.1% (4)9.4% (34)1.9% (7)87.6% (317)1.93362
Chantecler2.6% (9)3.2% (11)1.2% (4)93.1% (322)2.21346
Delaware1.7% (7)13.4% (54)12.2% (49)72.6% (292)1.62402
Dominique5.6% (23)17.5% (72)10.7% (44)66.2% (272)1.85411
Holland0.0% (0)2.5% (8)0.3% (1)97.2% (317)1.89326
Java1.8% (6)4.7% (16)1.2% (4)92.4% (314)2.08340
Jersey Giant3.8% (15)16.5% (66)10.5% (42)69.2% (276)1.78399
Lamona0.0% (0)1.2% (4)0.0% (0)98.8% (319)2.00323
New Hampshire Red2.5% (11)26.3% (117)16.9% (75)54.4% (242)1.68445
Plymouth Rock3.9% (24)39.6% (243)26.9% (165)29.6% (182)1.67614
Rhode Island Red4.8% (37)39.5% (306)36.8% (285)18.9% (146)1.61774
Rhode Island White0.9% (3)10.6% (37)4.9% (17)83.7% (292)1.75349
Wyandotte6.3% (37)30.8% (180)23.5% (137)39.4% (230)1.72584

11. What type of maternal abilities do the hens have?
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Rating
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Buckeye2.5% (9)3.1% (11)2.8% (10)0.8% (3)0.8% (3)89.9% (319)3.56355
Chantecler1.8% (6)1.5% (5)1.5% (5)0.0% (0)0.3% (1)95.0% (321)3.88338
Delaware2.4% (9)3.7% (14)6.8% (26)1.6% (6)1.8% (7)83.7% (318)3.19380
Dominique5.5% (22)9.6% (38)5.8% (23)1.0% (4)1.8% (7)76.3% (303)3.68397
Holland0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.9% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.4% (313)3.60318
Java2.1% (7)1.5% (5)1.2% (4)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)94.8% (313)4.06330
Jersey Giant3.9% (15)5.2% (20)5.7% (22)2.9% (11)0.8% (3)81.5% (312)3.46383
Lamona0.0% (0)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)99.4% (315)3.50317
New Hampshire Red3.3% (14)9.4% (40)9.9% (42)2.6% (11)2.6% (11)72.2% (306)3.30424
Plymouth Rock7.1% (40)13.0% (73)16.2% (91)4.3% (24)3.9% (22)55.6% (313)3.34563
Rhode Island Red5.0% (35)17.7% (123)15.1% (105)7.9% (55)4.0% (28)50.3% (350)3.24696
Rhode Island White1.2% (4)2.7% (9)4.5% (15)1.2% (4)0.9% (3)89.5% (299)3.20334
Wyandotte7.7% (41)10.1% (54)13.1% (70)4.1% (22)2.8% (15)62.2% (332)3.42534

12. How useful is each breed as a meat bird (mature size, growth rate, feed efficiency)?
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 Very good meat birdAverage meat birdPoor meat birdI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Buckeye7.0% (25)7.0% (25)0.6% (2)85.4% (303)2.44355
Chantecler2.4% (8)4.2% (14)1.2% (4)92.2% (306)2.15332
Delaware7.3% (28)13.6% (52)2.6% (10)76.4% (292)2.20382
Dominique5.6% (22)13.7% (54)7.3% (29)73.4% (290)1.93395
Holland0.6% (2)1.3% (4)1.0% (3)97.1% (305)1.89314
Java2.8% (9)3.4% (11)1.2% (4)92.7% (303)2.21327
Jersey Giant11.8% (45)9.7% (37)4.2% (16)74.3% (284)2.30382
Lamona0.0% (0)1.3% (4)0.3% (1)98.4% (310)1.80315
New Hampshire Red8.3% (35)24.9% (105)2.8% (12)64.0% (270)2.15422
Plymouth Rock17.4% (97)29.9% (166)5.6% (31)47.1% (262)2.22556
Rhode Island Red9.9% (69)37.2% (260)12.2% (85)40.7% (284)1.96698
Rhode Island White4.8% (16)7.2% (24)2.4% (8)85.5% (284)2.17332
Wyandotte8.4% (45)26.2% (140)8.1% (43)57.3% (306)2.01534

13. How would you rate the flavor of meat of each breed (compared to supermarket chicken)?
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Buckeye8.4% (29)4.1% (14)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)87.2% (300)3.64344
Chantecler2.8% (9)3.1% (10)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.2% (308)3.47327
Delaware9.2% (34)7.3% (27)1.6% (6)0.3% (1)81.6% (301)3.38369
Dominique10.1% (38)5.9% (22)3.7% (14)0.3% (1)80.0% (300)3.29375
Holland1.0% (3)0.6% (2)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)98.1% (302)3.33308
Java3.1% (10)2.8% (9)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)93.8% (300)3.45320
Jersey Giant9.5% (35)7.1% (26)1.6% (6)0.3% (1)81.5% (299)3.40367
Lamona0.6% (2)0.3% (1)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)98.7% (304)3.25308
New Hampshire Red13.4% (55)14.6% (60)4.6% (19)0.2% (1)67.2% (276)3.25411
Plymouth Rock18.5% (97)19.6% (103)5.3% (28)0.4% (2)56.2% (295)3.28525
Rhode Island Red18.3% (120)24.0% (157)7.6% (50)0.5% (3)49.5% (324)3.19654
Rhode Island White4.3% (14)5.2% (17)0.6% (2)0.0% (0)89.9% (294)3.36327
Wyandotte12.8% (65)14.6% (74)5.7% (29)0.4% (2)66.5% (337)3.19507

Page: Asiatic and English Classes Intro
1. Do you have experience raising chickens in the Asiatic class (Brahma, Cochin or Langshan) or English class (Australorp, Cornish, Dorking, Orpington, Red Cap or Sussex)?
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Count
Yes
56.4%843
No, take me to the next section, please.
43.6%651

Page: Asiatic and English Classes
1. If you've worked with specific strains of these breeds, please note the strains in the boxes after each breed.
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Australorp
 
36.8%178
Brahma
 
20.9%101
Cochin
 
26.9%130
Cornish
 
12.0%58
Dorking
 
6.0%29
Langshan
 
4.3%21
Orpington
 
63.8%309
Red Cap
 
1.7%8
Sussex
 
21.1%102

2. Which management systems are suitable for each breed?
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Australorp12.3% (55)23.7% (106)35.1% (157)3.6% (16)0.9% (4)24.4% (109)3.57447
Brahma5.7% (18)13.7% (43)24.1% (76)7.6% (24)0.6% (2)48.3% (152)3.31315
Cochin4.7% (16)12.5% (43)25.9% (89)11.3% (39)4.1% (14)41.6% (143)3.04344
Cornish4.7% (13)10.2% (28)9.1% (25)5.8% (16)5.1% (14)65.1% (179)3.10275
Dorking1.7% (4)5.0% (12)7.5% (18)1.3% (3)0.0% (0)84.6% (203)3.46240
Langshan1.3% (3)4.2% (10)7.2% (17)1.3% (3)0.4% (1)85.7% (203)3.32237
Orpington10.3% (56)25.8% (140)40.5% (220)8.1% (44)1.1% (6)14.2% (77)3.42543
Red Cap1.4% (3)1.4% (3)1.8% (4)0.0% (0)0.5% (1)95.0% (208)3.64219
Sussex7.8% (25)14.7% (47)21.3% (68)2.5% (8)0.9% (3)52.7% (168)3.55319

3. How would you rate the temperament of each breed?
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Rating
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Australorp28.5% (126)31.2% (138)11.1% (49)5.7% (25)1.4% (6)22.2% (98)4.03442
Brahma31.0% (96)15.2% (47)5.8% (18)1.9% (6)1.0% (3)45.2% (140)4.34310
Cochin38.3% (130)12.1% (41)6.2% (21)3.2% (11)0.9% (3)39.2% (133)4.38339
Cornish7.1% (19)9.7% (26)9.4% (25)8.6% (23)2.6% (7)62.5% (167)3.27267
Dorking4.3% (10)6.9% (16)6.1% (14)0.9% (2)0.0% (0)81.8% (189)3.81231
Langshan6.7% (15)6.2% (14)2.2% (5)1.8% (4)0.0% (0)83.1% (187)4.05225
Orpington51.7% (281)23.2% (126)10.5% (57)2.2% (12)0.7% (4)11.6% (63)4.39543
Red Cap0.0% (0)0.9% (2)0.9% (2)4.3% (9)1.4% (3)92.4% (195)2.19211
Sussex19.4% (60)14.9% (46)11.0% (34)2.6% (8)1.3% (4)50.8% (157)3.99309

4. How quickly does each breed mature?
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Australorp15.0% (65)51.5% (223)8.1% (35)25.4% (110)2.09433
Brahma2.0% (6)23.7% (71)22.3% (67)52.0% (156)1.58300
Cochin2.8% (9)24.5% (79)24.2% (78)48.4% (156)1.58322
Cornish2.0% (5)14.9% (38)11.8% (30)71.4% (182)1.66255
Dorking0.9% (2)9.3% (21)5.3% (12)84.6% (192)1.71227
Langshan1.8% (4)7.5% (17)5.8% (13)85.0% (192)1.74226
Orpington10.2% (54)62.4% (330)11.0% (58)16.4% (87)1.99529
Red Cap1.4% (3)2.8% (6)1.4% (3)94.4% (203)2.00215
Sussex5.4% (16)34.1% (102)5.4% (16)55.2% (165)2.00299

5. How well does this breed tolerate cold weather?
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Australorp30.3% (130)31.0% (133)12.1% (52)0.5% (2)0.0% (0)26.1% (112)4.23429
Brahma32.7% (97)13.8% (41)4.4% (13)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)49.2% (146)4.56297
Cochin31.8% (104)18.0% (59)5.8% (19)1.8% (6)0.0% (0)42.5% (139)4.39327
Cornish7.5% (19)12.3% (31)7.9% (20)3.6% (9)1.6% (4)67.2% (170)3.63253
Dorking4.4% (10)8.4% (19)4.4% (10)0.4% (1)0.4% (1)81.9% (185)3.88226
Langshan6.4% (14)4.6% (10)3.7% (8)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)84.9% (186)4.12219
Orpington39.2% (204)31.7% (165)11.3% (59)0.4% (2)0.0% (0)17.3% (90)4.33520
Red Cap0.0% (0)2.4% (5)3.3% (7)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)93.8% (196)3.31209
Sussex16.0% (48)17.7% (53)9.3% (28)0.3% (1)0.0% (0)56.7% (170)4.14300

6. How well does this breed tolerate hot weather?
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Australorp19.2% (83)31.3% (135)24.1% (104)1.6% (7)0.0% (0)23.8% (103)3.89432
Brahma8.1% (24)22.8% (68)17.1% (51)4.7% (14)0.3% (1)47.0% (140)3.63298
Cochin9.1% (30)17.6% (58)24.8% (82)5.2% (17)0.9% (3)42.4% (140)3.50330
Cornish6.2% (16)12.4% (32)8.5% (22)6.9% (18)1.9% (5)64.1% (166)3.39259
Dorking2.2% (5)5.8% (13)7.6% (17)0.0% (0)0.4% (1)84.0% (189)3.58225
Langshan3.6% (8)7.6% (17)5.4% (12)0.4% (1)0.9% (2)82.1% (183)3.70223
Orpington17.3% (92)34.5% (183)30.5% (162)2.6% (14)0.6% (3)14.5% (77)3.76531
Red Cap1.0% (2)2.9% (6)1.9% (4)0.5% (1)0.5% (1)93.3% (196)3.50210
Sussex13.7% (41)18.4% (55)13.0% (39)1.3% (4)0.3% (1)53.2% (159)3.94299

7. How many eggs does an average hen of each breed lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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Australorp19.8% (85)24.9% (107)26.3% (113)2.3% (10)0.0% (0)26.6% (114)3.85429
Brahma1.0% (3)4.4% (13)30.6% (90)11.9% (35)0.7% (2)51.4% (151)2.86294
Cochin1.8% (6)5.2% (17)21.5% (70)20.0% (65)4.6% (15)46.8% (152)2.62325
Cornish0.8% (2)2.0% (5)10.0% (25)10.4% (26)6.0% (15)70.8% (177)2.36250
Dorking0.0% (0)3.2% (7)13.1% (29)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)83.3% (185)3.16222
Langshan0.5% (1)2.8% (6)8.3% (18)2.8% (6)0.5% (1)85.3% (185)3.00217
Orpington8.9% (47)27.3% (144)40.2% (212)5.3% (28)0.2% (1)18.0% (95)3.48527
Red Cap0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.9% (8)1.0% (2)0.5% (1)94.7% (195)2.64206
Sussex3.1% (9)13.7% (40)22.2% (65)3.8% (11)0.0% (0)57.3% (168)3.38293

8. What color are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Rating
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Australorp0.2% (1)9.6% (41)43.6% (186)16.9% (72)3.0% (13)1.6% (7)1.2% (5)23.9% (102)4.70427
Brahma0.3% (1)1.7% (5)22.4% (66)23.1% (68)3.7% (11)1.7% (5)0.0% (0)46.9% (138)4.37294
Cochin0.0% (0)1.9% (6)19.7% (63)22.6% (72)9.1% (29)2.8% (9)0.3% (1)43.6% (139)4.14319
Cornish0.4% (1)0.4% (1)6.9% (17)9.3% (23)6.1% (15)4.9% (12)0.4% (1)71.7% (177)3.71247
Dorking0.0% (0)0.5% (1)1.8% (4)1.8% (4)4.5% (10)7.7% (17)0.0% (0)83.7% (185)2.94221
Langshan0.0% (0)0.5% (1)6.5% (14)5.1% (11)1.4% (3)0.9% (2)0.5% (1)85.3% (185)4.19217
Orpington0.0% (0)1.5% (8)41.7% (220)37.7% (199)3.8% (20)0.8% (4)0.0% (0)14.6% (77)4.46528
Red Cap0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.5% (5)1.5% (3)1.0% (2)0.0% (0)95.1% (193)3.30203
Sussex0.0% (0)1.0% (3)15.4% (45)20.1% (59)7.8% (23)1.0% (3)0.0% (0)54.6% (160)4.17293

9. What size are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Rating
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Australorp4.2% (18)22.8% (98)40.5% (174)7.2% (31)0.9% (4)24.4% (105)3.29430
Brahma2.7% (8)12.3% (36)20.9% (61)14.4% (42)2.4% (7)47.3% (138)2.97292
Cochin1.2% (4)5.6% (18)17.7% (57)17.4% (56)13.7% (44)44.4% (143)2.34322
Cornish0.0% (0)2.4% (6)9.3% (23)11.3% (28)5.7% (14)71.3% (176)2.30247
Dorking0.0% (0)1.4% (3)9.5% (21)5.0% (11)0.0% (0)84.2% (186)2.77221
Langshan0.0% (0)1.4% (3)9.3% (20)3.2% (7)0.5% (1)85.6% (185)2.81216
Orpington3.6% (19)26.2% (139)43.6% (231)11.1% (59)0.8% (4)14.7% (78)3.24530
Red Cap0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.0% (4)1.5% (3)1.5% (3)95.1% (193)2.10203
Sussex0.0% (0)5.1% (15)25.0% (74)13.9% (41)0.7% (2)55.4% (164)2.77296

10. How likely is each breed to become broody?
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Australorp8.9% (37)33.3% (139)24.5% (102)33.3% (139)1.77417
Brahma10.4% (30)24.6% (71)12.1% (35)52.9% (153)1.96289
Cochin32.6% (105)16.8% (54)4.7% (15)46.0% (148)2.52322
Cornish5.8% (14)9.5% (23)9.9% (24)74.8% (181)1.84242
Dorking6.9% (15)6.9% (15)1.4% (3)84.9% (185)2.36218
Langshan2.3% (5)8.5% (18)2.3% (5)86.9% (185)2.00213
Orpington25.5% (131)38.2% (196)15.0% (77)21.2% (109)2.13513
Red Cap0.0% (0)2.0% (4)3.4% (7)94.6% (192)1.36203
Sussex7.3% (21)21.2% (61)9.4% (27)62.2% (179)1.94288

11. What type of maternal abilities do the hens have?
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Australorp11.1% (43)12.4% (48)10.9% (42)5.2% (20)1.6% (6)58.8% (227)3.64386
Brahma9.0% (25)11.8% (33)10.8% (30)0.4% (1)0.7% (2)67.4% (188)3.86279
Cochin25.2% (78)12.6% (39)4.8% (15)0.6% (2)0.6% (2)56.1% (174)4.39310
Cornish3.8% (9)2.6% (6)7.2% (17)4.3% (10)1.7% (4)80.4% (189)3.13235
Dorking5.1% (11)4.2% (9)1.4% (3)0.9% (2)0.5% (1)87.9% (189)4.04215
Langshan1.9% (4)4.3% (9)2.8% (6)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)90.5% (191)3.80211
Orpington21.4% (98)18.1% (83)12.0% (55)2.2% (10)0.9% (4)45.5% (209)4.04459
Red Cap0.0% (0)1.0% (2)0.5% (1)1.5% (3)0.5% (1)96.4% (189)2.57196
Sussex4.7% (13)8.4% (23)8.0% (22)2.2% (6)0.4% (1)76.3% (209)3.63274

12. How useful is each breed as a meat bird (mature size, growth rate, feed efficiency)?
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Australorp14.5% (56)23.3% (90)7.8% (30)54.4% (210)2.15386
Brahma13.6% (37)15.0% (41)5.1% (14)66.3% (181)2.25273
Cochin5.9% (17)17.0% (49)12.1% (35)65.1% (188)1.82289
Cornish28.5% (71)5.2% (13)1.6% (4)64.7% (161)2.76249
Dorking5.1% (11)5.1% (11)0.9% (2)88.8% (190)2.38214
Langshan1.4% (3)5.2% (11)3.3% (7)90.1% (191)1.81212
Orpington23.6% (107)23.4% (106)3.8% (17)49.2% (223)2.39453
Red Cap0.0% (0)2.0% (4)2.5% (5)95.5% (189)1.44198
Sussex9.6% (26)17.0% (46)3.7% (10)69.7% (189)2.20271

13. How would you rate the flavor of meat of each breed (compared to supermarket chicken)?
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Australorp14.7% (54)14.2% (52)7.6% (28)0.5% (2)62.9% (231)3.16367
Brahma9.1% (24)11.4% (30)3.4% (9)0.0% (0)76.1% (201)3.24264
Cochin6.5% (18)10.4% (29)7.5% (21)1.4% (4)74.2% (207)2.85279
Cornish22.2% (54)7.4% (18)1.6% (4)0.4% (1)68.3% (166)3.62243
Dorking7.2% (15)1.9% (4)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)90.4% (188)3.70208
Langshan2.0% (4)3.4% (7)1.5% (3)0.0% (0)93.2% (191)3.07205
Orpington19.4% (83)17.1% (73)6.8% (29)0.2% (1)56.5% (242)3.28428
Red Cap1.0% (2)1.5% (3)1.0% (2)0.0% (0)96.4% (188)3.00195
Sussex8.6% (23)11.7% (31)2.6% (7)0.4% (1)76.7% (204)3.23266

Page: Mediterranean Class Intro
1. Do you have experience raising chickens in the Mediterranean class (Ancona, Andalusian, Buttercup, Catalana, Leghorn, Minorca, White-Faced Black Spanish)?
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Yes
19.7%271
No, take me to the next section, please.
80.3%1,105

Page: Mediterranean Class
1. If you've worked with specific strains of these breeds, please note the strains in the boxes after each breed.
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Percent
Response
Count
Ancona
 
16.9%25
Andalusian
 
16.2%24
Buttercup
 
5.4%8
Catalana
 
1.4%2
Leghorn
 
73.6%109
Minorca
 
12.8%19
White-Faced Black Spanish
 
4.7%7

2. Which management systems are suitable for each breed?
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Average
Rating
Count
Ancona16.3% (16)13.3% (13)12.2% (12)4.1% (4)2.0% (2)52.0% (51)3.7998
Andalusian10.1% (10)15.2% (15)7.1% (7)3.0% (3)2.0% (2)62.6% (62)3.7699
Buttercup11.6% (10)9.3% (8)9.3% (8)2.3% (2)1.2% (1)66.3% (57)3.8386
Catalana1.4% (1)2.7% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.9% (70)4.3373
Leghorn25.5% (50)19.9% (39)35.7% (70)3.6% (7)6.6% (13)8.7% (17)3.59196
Minorca9.2% (8)14.9% (13)5.7% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)70.1% (61)4.1287
White-Faced Black Spanish6.0% (5)10.8% (9)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)78.3% (65)3.8383

3. How would you rate the temperament of each breed?
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Average
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Ancona6.7% (7)4.8% (5)13.3% (14)24.8% (26)0.0% (0)50.5% (53)2.87105
Andalusian1.0% (1)4.9% (5)11.7% (12)19.4% (20)1.0% (1)62.1% (64)2.62103
Buttercup1.1% (1)3.3% (3)8.9% (8)18.9% (17)1.1% (1)66.7% (60)2.5390
Catalana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3% (1)5.2% (4)0.0% (0)93.5% (72)2.2077
Leghorn3.5% (7)14.6% (29)16.2% (32)56.1% (111)2.5% (5)7.1% (14)2.58198
Minorca1.1% (1)5.6% (5)13.3% (12)10.0% (9)0.0% (0)70.0% (63)2.9390
White-Faced Black Spanish1.2% (1)2.3% (2)9.3% (8)8.1% (7)1.2% (1)77.9% (67)2.7486

4. How quickly does each breed mature?
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Average
Rating
Count
Ancona13.7% (14)30.4% (31)2.0% (2)53.9% (55)2.26102
Andalusian7.8% (8)20.6% (21)6.9% (7)64.7% (66)2.03102
Buttercup3.4% (3)23.9% (21)2.3% (2)70.5% (62)2.0488
Catalana1.4% (1)4.1% (3)0.0% (0)94.6% (70)2.2574
Leghorn57.1% (112)30.6% (60)1.0% (2)11.2% (22)2.63196
Minorca7.8% (7)18.9% (17)0.0% (0)73.3% (66)2.2990
White-Faced Black Spanish3.5% (3)14.1% (12)2.4% (2)80.0% (68)2.0685

5. How well does this breed tolerate cold weather?
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 Very wellWellAbout averageNot wellPoorlyI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Ancona8.7% (9)7.7% (8)26.9% (28)3.8% (4)1.0% (1)51.9% (54)3.40104
Andalusian3.9% (4)4.9% (5)16.7% (17)4.9% (5)0.0% (0)69.6% (71)3.26102
Buttercup2.2% (2)7.9% (7)14.6% (13)2.2% (2)1.1% (1)71.9% (64)3.2889
Catalana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)5.4% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.6% (70)3.0074
Leghorn11.3% (22)28.7% (56)37.4% (73)12.3% (24)0.5% (1)9.7% (19)3.42195
Minorca2.2% (2)5.6% (5)16.7% (15)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)73.3% (66)3.2590
White-Faced Black Spanish0.0% (0)6.0% (5)9.5% (8)3.6% (3)1.2% (1)79.8% (67)3.0084

6. How well does this breed tolerate hot weather?
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 Very wellWellAbout averageNot wellPoorlyI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Ancona16.5% (17)20.4% (21)11.7% (12)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)51.5% (53)4.10103
Andalusian14.6% (15)15.5% (16)5.8% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)64.1% (66)4.24103
Buttercup12.4% (11)13.5% (12)5.6% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)68.5% (61)4.2189
Catalana2.7% (2)2.7% (2)1.4% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.2% (69)4.2074
Leghorn32.3% (64)44.4% (88)15.7% (31)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)7.1% (14)4.17198
Minorca11.1% (10)13.3% (12)3.3% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)72.2% (65)4.2890
White-Faced Black Spanish7.1% (6)8.2% (7)5.9% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)78.8% (67)4.0685

7. How many eggs does an average hen of each breed lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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 Superior number of eggsBetter than most birds I’ve raisedAverageBelow averagePoor layerI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Ancona8.9% (9)18.8% (19)11.9% (12)5.9% (6)1.0% (1)53.5% (54)3.62101
Andalusian4.0% (4)10.9% (11)13.9% (14)4.0% (4)1.0% (1)66.3% (67)3.38101
Buttercup1.1% (1)8.0% (7)12.5% (11)2.3% (2)0.0% (0)76.1% (67)3.3388
Catalana0.0% (0)1.3% (1)2.7% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.0% (72)3.3375
Leghorn50.8% (100)28.4% (56)10.2% (20)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)10.2% (20)4.44197
Minorca4.5% (4)9.0% (8)9.0% (8)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)76.4% (68)3.7189
White-Faced Black Spanish2.4% (2)4.9% (4)7.3% (6)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)84.1% (69)3.5482

8. What color are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Average
Rating
Count
Ancona0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.0% (1)3.9% (4)30.4% (31)13.7% (14)51.0% (52)1.84102
Andalusian0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.0% (2)4.0% (4)31.0% (31)0.0% (0)63.0% (63)2.22100
Buttercup0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)5.7% (5)18.2% (16)0.0% (0)75.0% (66)2.3688
Catalana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.4% (1)4.1% (3)0.0% (0)94.6% (70)2.2574
Leghorn0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.5% (5)1.0% (2)2.0% (4)85.3% (168)1.0% (2)8.1% (16)2.12197
Minorca0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.4% (3)23.9% (21)0.0% (0)72.7% (64)2.1388
White-Faced Black Spanish0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)17.1% (14)0.0% (0)80.5% (66)2.2582

9. What size are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Average
Rating
Count
Ancona1.0% (1)6.9% (7)25.5% (26)13.7% (14)1.0% (1)52.0% (53)2.86102
Andalusian0.0% (0)4.0% (4)14.1% (14)14.1% (14)1.0% (1)66.7% (66)2.6499
Buttercup0.0% (0)0.0% (0)5.9% (5)18.8% (16)2.4% (2)72.9% (62)2.1385
Catalana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.1% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.9% (70)3.0073
Leghorn6.5% (13)27.1% (54)43.2% (86)14.6% (29)0.5% (1)8.0% (16)3.27199
Minorca2.3% (2)6.8% (6)12.5% (11)3.4% (3)0.0% (0)75.0% (66)3.3288
White-Faced Black Spanish0.0% (0)2.4% (2)7.3% (6)6.1% (5)2.4% (2)81.7% (67)2.5382

10. How likely is each breed to become broody?
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 Frequently broodySometimes broodyNever broodyI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Ancona1.0% (1)15.7% (16)26.5% (27)56.9% (58)1.41102
Andalusian1.0% (1)5.9% (6)22.8% (23)70.3% (71)1.27101
Buttercup1.2% (1)7.0% (6)11.6% (10)80.2% (69)1.4786
Catalana0.0% (0)1.4% (1)2.7% (2)95.9% (71)1.3374
Leghorn3.1% (6)13.4% (26)65.5% (127)18.0% (35)1.24194
Minorca0.0% (0)8.0% (7)14.8% (13)77.3% (68)1.3588
White-Faced Black Spanish0.0% (0)1.2% (1)14.6% (12)84.1% (69)1.0882

11. What type of maternal abilities do the hens have?
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 Excellent maternal abilityGood maternal abilityAverage maternal abilityPoor maternal abilityNo maternal abilityI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
Count
Ancona2.1% (2)5.2% (5)4.2% (4)7.3% (7)8.3% (8)72.9% (70)2.4696
Andalusian1.0% (1)1.0% (1)4.1% (4)4.1% (4)9.3% (9)80.4% (78)2.0097
Buttercup0.0% (0)3.7% (3)2.4% (2)2.4% (2)2.4% (2)89.0% (73)2.6782
Catalana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.4% (1)0.0% (0)1.4% (1)97.2% (70)2.0072
Leghorn4.0% (7)2.8% (5)8.5% (15)14.8% (26)27.8% (49)42.0% (74)1.97176
Minorca3.5% (3)0.0% (0)4.7% (4)4.7% (4)3.5% (3)83.5% (71)2.7185
White-Faced Black Spanish0.0% (0)1.3% (1)1.3% (1)1.3% (1)7.6% (6)88.6% (70)1.6779

12. How useful is each breed as a meat bird (mature size, growth rate, feed efficiency)?
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Average
Rating
Count
Ancona2.1% (2)2.1% (2)30.9% (30)64.9% (63)1.1897
Andalusian1.1% (1)2.2% (2)20.4% (19)76.3% (71)1.1893
Buttercup1.2% (1)2.4% (2)19.5% (16)76.8% (63)1.2182
Catalana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.2% (3)95.8% (69)1.0072
Leghorn3.3% (6)9.4% (17)60.2% (109)27.1% (49)1.22181
Minorca0.0% (0)3.7% (3)17.1% (14)79.3% (65)1.1882
White-Faced Black Spanish1.3% (1)1.3% (1)12.5% (10)85.0% (68)1.2580

13. How would you rate the flavor of meat of each breed (compared to supermarket chicken)?
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Average
Rating
Count
Ancona5.0% (5)5.0% (5)9.0% (9)2.0% (2)79.0% (79)2.62100
Andalusian5.4% (5)4.3% (4)3.2% (3)0.0% (0)87.1% (81)3.1793
Buttercup0.0% (0)3.7% (3)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)93.9% (77)2.6082
Catalana0.0% (0)1.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.7% (75)3.0076
Leghorn8.6% (14)15.3% (25)19.6% (32)5.5% (9)50.9% (83)2.55163
Minorca3.6% (3)3.6% (3)3.6% (3)1.2% (1)88.1% (74)2.8084
White-Faced Black Spanish1.3% (1)2.5% (2)1.3% (1)0.0% (0)94.9% (75)3.0079

Page: Continental Class Intro
1. Do you have experience raising chickens in the Continental class (Barnevelder, Campine, Crevecoeur, Faverolles, Hamburg, Houdan, La Fleche, Lakenvelder, Polish or Welsummer)?
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Response
Count
Yes
18.5%250
No, take me to the next section, please.
81.5%1,101

Page: Continental Class
1. If you've worked with specific strains of these breeds, please note the strains in the boxes after each breed.
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Response
Count
Barnevelder
 
11.2%15
Campine
 
7.5%10
Crevecoeur
 
3.7%5
Faverolles
 
27.6%37
Hamburg
 
21.6%29
Houdan
 
6.7%9
La Fleche
 
3.0%4
Lakenvelder
 
9.0%12
Polish
 
41.0%55
Welsummer
 
27.6%37

2. Which management systems are suitable for each breed?
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Average
Rating
Count
Barnevelder3.3% (3)9.9% (9)14.3% (13)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)71.4% (65)3.5491
Campine10.6% (9)1.2% (1)5.9% (5)1.2% (1)2.4% (2)78.8% (67)3.7885
Crevecoeur2.4% (2)2.4% (2)4.9% (4)2.4% (2)1.2% (1)86.6% (71)3.1882
Faverolles6.6% (7)9.4% (10)19.8% (21)17.0% (18)1.9% (2)45.3% (48)3.03106
Hamburg18.6% (19)10.8% (11)9.8% (10)2.9% (3)1.0% (1)56.9% (58)4.00102
Houdan0.0% (0)7.5% (7)11.8% (11)3.2% (3)3.2% (3)74.2% (69)2.9293
La Fleche4.9% (4)4.9% (4)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)2.4% (2)85.4% (70)3.5082
Lakenvelder9.6% (9)8.5% (8)10.6% (10)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)69.1% (65)3.8394
Polish8.1% (12)10.1% (15)26.4% (39)16.9% (25)10.8% (16)27.7% (41)2.83148
Welsummer16.7% (21)21.4% (27)26.2% (33)3.2% (4)0.0% (0)32.5% (41)3.76126

3. How would you rate the temperament of each breed?
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Average
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Barnevelder5.7% (5)8.0% (7)9.2% (8)4.6% (4)1.1% (1)71.3% (62)3.4487
Campine1.2% (1)0.0% (0)4.7% (4)16.5% (14)0.0% (0)77.6% (66)2.3785
Crevecoeur2.4% (2)4.8% (4)7.2% (6)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)84.3% (70)3.5483
Faverolles30.8% (33)13.1% (14)7.5% (8)4.7% (5)0.0% (0)43.9% (47)4.25107
Hamburg1.0% (1)7.9% (8)5.0% (5)29.7% (30)0.0% (0)56.4% (57)2.55101
Houdan5.5% (5)11.0% (10)4.4% (4)4.4% (4)0.0% (0)74.7% (68)3.7091
La Fleche1.2% (1)3.7% (3)6.1% (5)2.4% (2)1.2% (1)85.4% (70)3.0882
Lakenvelder0.0% (0)5.4% (5)3.2% (3)22.6% (21)0.0% (0)68.8% (64)2.4593
Polish16.2% (24)14.9% (22)14.2% (21)25.0% (37)2.7% (4)27.0% (40)3.23148
Welsummer14.0% (18)23.3% (30)26.4% (34)4.7% (6)1.6% (2)30.2% (39)3.62129

4. How quickly does each breed mature?
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Barnevelder1.2% (1)16.3% (14)11.6% (10)70.9% (61)1.6486
Campine4.9% (4)7.3% (6)2.4% (2)85.4% (70)2.1782
Crevecoeur1.3% (1)5.2% (4)5.2% (4)88.3% (68)1.6777
Faverolles3.9% (4)31.1% (32)17.5% (18)47.6% (49)1.74103
Hamburg5.2% (5)27.1% (26)6.3% (6)61.5% (59)1.9796
Houdan1.1% (1)13.8% (12)5.7% (5)79.3% (69)1.7887
La Fleche1.3% (1)11.3% (9)1.3% (1)86.3% (69)2.0080
Lakenvelder4.4% (4)17.8% (16)5.6% (5)72.2% (65)1.9690
Polish5.7% (8)32.6% (46)22.0% (31)39.7% (56)1.73141
Welsummer4.8% (6)46.0% (58)16.7% (21)32.5% (41)1.82126

5. How well does this breed tolerate cold weather?
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Average
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Barnevelder4.8% (4)16.7% (14)3.6% (3)2.4% (2)1.2% (1)71.4% (60)3.7584
Campine1.2% (1)7.4% (6)6.2% (5)3.7% (3)0.0% (0)81.5% (66)3.3381
Crevecoeur2.5% (2)1.3% (1)5.1% (4)0.0% (0)1.3% (1)89.9% (71)3.3879
Faverolles18.3% (19)17.3% (18)13.5% (14)0.0% (0)1.9% (2)49.0% (51)3.98104
Hamburg7.4% (7)16.0% (15)12.8% (12)3.2% (3)1.1% (1)59.6% (56)3.6394
Houdan4.6% (4)5.7% (5)9.2% (8)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)78.2% (68)3.5387
La Fleche1.3% (1)5.0% (4)3.8% (3)1.3% (1)2.5% (2)86.3% (69)3.0980
Lakenvelder5.5% (5)6.6% (6)14.3% (13)2.2% (2)1.1% (1)70.3% (64)3.4491
Polish9.2% (13)19.7% (28)28.9% (41)7.7% (11)3.5% (5)31.0% (44)3.34142
Welsummer14.2% (18)29.1% (37)20.5% (26)0.0% (0)0.8% (1)35.4% (45)3.87127

6. How well does this breed tolerate hot weather?
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Average
Rating
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Barnevelder1.2% (1)17.4% (15)8.1% (7)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)72.1% (62)3.6786
Campine3.7% (3)16.0% (13)2.5% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)77.8% (63)4.0681
Crevecoeur5.0% (4)5.0% (4)2.5% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)87.5% (70)4.2080
Faverolles8.7% (9)15.4% (16)26.0% (27)1.9% (2)1.0% (1)47.1% (49)3.55104
Hamburg13.4% (13)24.7% (24)5.2% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)56.7% (55)4.1997
Houdan5.5% (5)14.3% (13)5.5% (5)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)73.6% (67)3.9291
La Fleche6.3% (5)5.0% (4)2.5% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)86.3% (69)4.2780
Lakenvelder12.4% (11)10.1% (9)7.9% (7)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)69.7% (62)4.1589
Polish9.8% (14)30.8% (44)28.0% (40)2.8% (4)0.7% (1)28.0% (40)3.64143
Welsummer16.4% (21)30.5% (39)21.9% (28)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)31.3% (40)3.92128

7. How many eggs does an average hen of each breed lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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Barnevelder0.0% (0)8.3% (7)9.5% (8)3.6% (3)2.4% (2)76.2% (64)3.0084
Campine0.0% (0)6.2% (5)7.4% (6)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)84.0% (68)3.1581
Crevecoeur0.0% (0)2.6% (2)3.8% (3)2.6% (2)1.3% (1)89.7% (70)2.7578
Faverolles1.0% (1)10.7% (11)22.3% (23)14.6% (15)0.0% (0)51.5% (53)2.96103
Hamburg4.3% (4)9.7% (9)22.6% (21)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)62.4% (58)3.4393
Houdan2.4% (2)1.2% (1)9.4% (8)1.2% (1)2.4% (2)83.5% (71)3.0085
La Fleche0.0% (0)3.8% (3)6.3% (5)1.3% (1)0.0% (0)88.6% (70)3.2279
Lakenvelder0.0% (0)5.7% (5)14.9% (13)4.6% (4)0.0% (0)74.7% (65)3.0587
Polish0.7% (1)4.4% (6)24.8% (34)17.5% (24)10.2% (14)42.3% (58)2.44137
Welsummer4.0% (5)19.0% (24)32.5% (41)7.9% (10)1.6% (2)34.9% (44)3.24126

8. What color are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Average
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Barnevelder8.2% (7)17.6% (15)5.9% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)68.2% (58)6.0785
Campine0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)3.7% (3)12.2% (10)0.0% (0)82.9% (68)2.3682
Crevecoeur0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3% (1)1.3% (1)2.6% (2)3.8% (3)0.0% (0)91.0% (71)3.0078
Faverolles0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.8% (4)12.5% (13)33.7% (35)1.0% (1)0.0% (0)49.0% (51)3.38104
Hamburg0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.1% (2)6.3% (6)33.7% (32)0.0% (0)57.9% (55)2.2595
Houdan0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)4.7% (4)18.6% (16)0.0% (0)75.6% (65)2.2986
La Fleche0.0% (0)1.3% (1)0.0% (0)2.6% (2)2.6% (2)6.4% (5)0.0% (0)87.2% (68)3.0078
Lakenvelder0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)4.5% (4)19.3% (17)0.0% (0)75.0% (66)2.2788
Polish0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)8.0% (11)8.7% (12)43.5% (60)1.4% (2)37.7% (52)2.41138
Welsummer22.4% (28)45.6% (57)1.6% (2)0.8% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)29.6% (37)6.27125

9. What size are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Barnevelder0.0% (0)9.8% (8)15.9% (13)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)72.0% (59)3.2682
Campine0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)17.3% (14)1.2% (1)80.2% (65)2.0081
Crevecoeur0.0% (0)1.3% (1)1.3% (1)5.3% (4)2.7% (2)89.3% (67)2.1375
Faverolles0.0% (0)2.0% (2)13.9% (14)31.7% (32)4.0% (4)48.5% (49)2.27101
Hamburg0.0% (0)3.2% (3)1.1% (1)25.8% (24)11.8% (11)58.1% (54)1.9093
Houdan0.0% (0)1.2% (1)5.9% (5)14.1% (12)2.4% (2)76.5% (65)2.2585
La Fleche0.0% (0)1.3% (1)5.2% (4)3.9% (3)0.0% (0)89.6% (69)2.7577
Lakenvelder0.0% (0)1.2% (1)4.7% (4)17.4% (15)3.5% (3)73.3% (63)2.1386
Polish0.0% (0)0.7% (1)8.8% (12)36.0% (49)18.4% (25)36.0% (49)1.87136
Welsummer4.0% (5)20.0% (25)38.4% (48)6.4% (8)0.8% (1)30.4% (38)3.29125

10. How likely is each breed to become broody?
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Barnevelder1.2% (1)13.4% (11)8.5% (7)76.8% (63)1.6882
Campine2.5% (2)3.8% (3)8.9% (7)84.8% (67)1.5879
Crevecoeur0.0% (0)6.5% (5)3.9% (3)89.6% (69)1.6377
Faverolles10.9% (11)28.7% (29)5.0% (5)55.4% (56)2.13101
Hamburg3.2% (3)9.7% (9)23.7% (22)63.4% (59)1.4493
Houdan0.0% (0)11.8% (10)5.9% (5)82.4% (70)1.6785
La Fleche1.3% (1)5.1% (4)5.1% (4)88.5% (69)1.6778
Lakenvelder0.0% (0)2.3% (2)21.8% (19)75.9% (66)1.1087
Polish3.0% (4)17.8% (24)40.7% (55)38.5% (52)1.39135
Welsummer3.2% (4)30.4% (38)22.4% (28)44.0% (55)1.66125

11. What type of maternal abilities do the hens have?
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 Excellent maternal abilityGood maternal abilityAverage maternal abilityPoor maternal abilityNo maternal abilityI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
Rating
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Barnevelder0.0% (0)3.8% (3)5.1% (4)1.3% (1)2.5% (2)87.3% (69)2.8079
Campine2.5% (2)0.0% (0)1.3% (1)3.8% (3)2.5% (2)89.9% (71)2.6379
Crevecoeur0.0% (0)3.8% (3)3.8% (3)2.6% (2)0.0% (0)89.7% (70)3.1378
Faverolles6.1% (6)11.2% (11)8.2% (8)3.1% (3)0.0% (0)71.4% (70)3.7198
Hamburg3.3% (3)2.2% (2)7.7% (7)8.8% (8)6.6% (6)71.4% (65)2.5491
Houdan0.0% (0)2.4% (2)2.4% (2)6.0% (5)1.2% (1)88.0% (73)2.5083
La Fleche1.3% (1)1.3% (1)3.8% (3)3.8% (3)0.0% (0)89.9% (71)3.0079
Lakenvelder1.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)2.4% (2)7.3% (6)86.6% (71)1.9182
Polish3.9% (5)3.1% (4)10.9% (14)7.0% (9)14.0% (18)61.2% (79)2.38129
Welsummer4.2% (5)9.2% (11)10.1% (12)5.0% (6)5.9% (7)65.5% (78)3.02119

12. How useful is each breed as a meat bird (mature size, growth rate, feed efficiency)?
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Barnevelder6.5% (5)7.8% (6)3.9% (3)81.8% (63)2.1477
Campine0.0% (0)2.5% (2)12.7% (10)84.8% (67)1.1779
Crevecoeur0.0% (0)2.7% (2)8.1% (6)89.2% (66)1.2574
Faverolles4.1% (4)21.6% (21)10.3% (10)63.9% (62)1.8397
Hamburg0.0% (0)6.7% (6)22.5% (20)70.8% (63)1.2389
Houdan1.2% (1)8.6% (7)6.2% (5)84.0% (68)1.6981
La Fleche2.6% (2)3.9% (3)9.1% (7)84.4% (65)1.5877
Lakenvelder0.0% (0)1.2% (1)20.5% (17)78.3% (65)1.0683
Polish0.0% (0)3.9% (5)49.6% (63)46.5% (59)1.07127
Welsummer2.5% (3)27.1% (32)12.7% (15)57.6% (68)1.76118

13. How would you rate the flavor of meat of each breed (compared to supermarket chicken)?
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Barnevelder1.3% (1)4.0% (3)4.0% (3)0.0% (0)90.7% (68)2.7175
Campine2.7% (2)2.7% (2)1.4% (1)0.0% (0)93.2% (69)3.2074
Crevecoeur1.4% (1)1.4% (1)1.4% (1)0.0% (0)95.7% (67)3.0070
Faverolles7.5% (7)9.7% (9)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)80.6% (75)3.2893
Hamburg4.8% (4)6.0% (5)4.8% (4)1.2% (1)83.1% (69)2.8683
Houdan6.5% (5)2.6% (2)0.0% (0)1.3% (1)89.6% (69)3.3877
La Fleche6.9% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.1% (67)4.0072
Lakenvelder1.3% (1)0.0% (0)2.6% (2)1.3% (1)94.9% (74)2.2578
Polish5.1% (6)7.7% (9)7.7% (9)2.6% (3)76.9% (90)2.67117
Welsummer7.1% (8)13.3% (15)4.4% (5)0.0% (0)75.2% (85)3.11113

Page: Miscellaneous Breeds Intro
1. Do you have experience raising chickens in the Miscellaneous class (Ameraucana, Araucana [rumpless], Aseel, Cubalaya, Jungle Fowl, Malay, Marans, Modern Game, Old English Game, Sumatra, Naked Neck (Turken), Silkie Bantam, Spitzhauben or Sultan)?
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Yes
49.9%666
No, take me to the next section, please.
50.1%670

Page: Miscellaneous Breeds
1. If you've worked with specific strains of these breeds, please note the strains in the boxes after each breed.
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Ameraucana
 
69.1%197
Araucana (rumpless)
 
14.4%41
Aseel
 
2.8%8
Cubalaya
 
3.9%11
Jungle Fowl
 
4.9%14
Malay
 
3.2%9
Modern Game
 
4.9%14
Old English Game
 
13.0%37
Sumatra
 
3.9%11
Naked Neck (Turken)
 
5.6%16
Silkie Bantam
 
34.0%97
Spitzhauben
 
4.9%14
Sultan
 
4.6%13

2. Which management systems are suitable for each breed?
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Ameraucana22.3% (110)28.8% (142)34.9% (172)5.1% (25)1.0% (5)7.9% (39)3.72493
Araucana (rumpless)9.2% (21)14.8% (34)21.4% (49)3.1% (7)0.4% (1)51.1% (117)3.60229
Aseel2.5% (4)0.6% (1)1.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.6% (1)94.9% (149)3.88157
Cubalaya5.7% (9)1.9% (3)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)91.7% (144)4.62157
Jungle Fowl9.2% (15)2.5% (4)0.6% (1)0.6% (1)0.6% (1)86.5% (141)4.41163
Malay3.2% (5)1.9% (3)1.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.5% (144)4.30154
Marans7.0% (16)15.7% (36)24.8% (57)2.2% (5)0.9% (2)49.6% (114)3.51230
Modern Game7.3% (12)1.8% (3)3.7% (6)1.2% (2)3.0% (5)82.9% (136)3.54164
Old English Game21.1% (43)5.4% (11)10.3% (21)0.5% (1)2.0% (4)60.8% (124)4.10204
Sumatra5.0% (8)3.1% (5)3.1% (5)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)88.1% (140)4.05159
Naked Neck (Turken)4.4% (8)9.8% (18)9.3% (17)1.1% (2)1.6% (3)73.8% (135)3.54183
Silkie Bantam3.7% (10)9.6% (26)25.9% (70)18.1% (49)8.1% (22)34.4% (93)2.73270
Spitzhauben4.2% (7)4.2% (7)3.0% (5)1.8% (3)0.6% (1)86.1% (142)3.70165
Sultan0.0% (0)1.3% (2)6.3% (10)3.2% (5)1.3% (2)88.0% (139)2.63158

3. How would you rate the temperament of each breed?
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Ameraucana22.5% (111)31.4% (155)22.7% (112)14.0% (69)2.8% (14)6.5% (32)3.61493
Araucana (rumpless)13.1% (29)11.3% (25)13.1% (29)10.0% (22)1.8% (4)50.7% (112)3.49221
Aseel0.7% (1)1.3% (2)2.0% (3)0.7% (1)1.3% (2)94.0% (142)2.89151
Cubalaya0.7% (1)3.3% (5)2.6% (4)2.0% (3)0.0% (0)91.5% (140)3.31153
Jungle Fowl0.6% (1)1.3% (2)3.1% (5)7.5% (12)0.6% (1)86.9% (139)2.52160
Malay0.0% (0)1.3% (2)1.3% (2)1.3% (2)2.6% (4)93.4% (142)2.20152
Marans8.8% (20)22.6% (51)15.0% (34)4.4% (10)0.4% (1)48.7% (110)3.68226
Modern Game0.6% (1)3.8% (6)3.8% (6)6.3% (10)2.5% (4)83.1% (133)2.63160
Old English Game2.5% (5)10.1% (20)13.6% (27)10.6% (21)3.0% (6)60.3% (120)2.96199
Sumatra3.8% (6)2.5% (4)1.3% (2)4.4% (7)0.6% (1)87.3% (138)3.35158
Naked Neck (Turken)9.9% (18)7.7% (14)6.6% (12)1.7% (3)1.1% (2)72.9% (132)3.88181
Silkie Bantam47.6% (128)9.3% (25)6.3% (17)3.7% (10)1.1% (3)32.0% (86)4.45269
Spitzhauben3.1% (5)3.1% (5)4.9% (8)4.9% (8)0.0% (0)84.0% (136)3.27162
Sultan4.5% (7)1.9% (3)1.3% (2)0.6% (1)3.2% (5)88.4% (137)3.33155

4. How quickly does each breed mature?
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Ameraucana9.7% (46)65.8% (313)13.7% (65)10.9% (52)1.96476
Araucana (rumpless)3.2% (7)35.0% (77)7.3% (16)54.5% (120)1.91220
Aseel0.0% (0)2.0% (3)2.0% (3)96.1% (146)1.50152
Cubalaya0.6% (1)3.2% (5)4.5% (7)91.7% (143)1.54156
Jungle Fowl1.9% (3)5.7% (9)3.2% (5)89.2% (141)1.88158
Malay0.0% (0)2.6% (4)3.9% (6)93.4% (142)1.40152
Marans3.1% (7)34.2% (77)11.1% (25)51.6% (116)1.83225
Modern Game3.7% (6)7.4% (12)3.7% (6)85.2% (138)2.00162
Old English Game6.1% (12)19.3% (38)9.1% (18)65.5% (129)1.91197
Sumatra0.6% (1)4.5% (7)4.5% (7)90.4% (141)1.60156
Naked Neck (Turken)4.0% (7)12.5% (22)2.3% (4)81.3% (143)2.09176
Silkie Bantam8.0% (21)31.3% (82)20.2% (53)40.5% (106)1.79262
Spitzhauben1.9% (3)5.0% (8)5.6% (9)87.6% (141)1.70161
Sultan1.3% (2)4.4% (7)3.1% (5)91.2% (145)1.79159

5. How well does this breed tolerate cold weather?
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Ameraucana30.6% (144)36.6% (172)19.6% (92)0.9% (4)0.4% (2)11.9% (56)4.09470
Araucana (rumpless)13.4% (29)21.8% (47)13.4% (29)1.4% (3)0.5% (1)49.5% (107)3.92216
Aseel0.7% (1)1.4% (2)2.8% (4)1.4% (2)0.0% (0)93.8% (135)3.22144
Cubalaya1.4% (2)2.7% (4)2.7% (4)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)92.5% (136)3.64147
Jungle Fowl3.3% (5)2.0% (3)4.0% (6)4.0% (6)0.0% (0)86.8% (131)3.35151
Malay0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.2% (6)1.4% (2)0.7% (1)93.8% (135)2.56144
Marans13.0% (28)24.7% (53)7.4% (16)1.9% (4)0.0% (0)53.0% (114)4.04215
Modern Game5.1% (8)5.1% (8)5.7% (9)1.3% (2)0.0% (0)82.8% (130)3.81157
Old English Game6.8% (13)14.7% (28)13.6% (26)2.6% (5)0.0% (0)62.3% (119)3.68191
Sumatra3.4% (5)2.7% (4)5.4% (8)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)87.9% (131)3.72149
Naked Neck (Turken)6.9% (12)8.7% (15)5.8% (10)2.3% (4)0.0% (0)76.3% (132)3.85173
Silkie Bantam16.9% (44)21.5% (56)18.0% (47)5.7% (15)1.5% (4)36.4% (95)3.73261
Spitzhauben4.5% (7)5.1% (8)3.2% (5)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)86.5% (135)4.00156
Sultan2.0% (3)3.4% (5)5.4% (8)1.4% (2)0.0% (0)87.8% (130)3.50148

6. How well does this breed tolerate hot weather?
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Ameraucana26.7% (128)43.0% (206)20.0% (96)1.3% (6)0.2% (1)8.8% (42)4.04479
Araucana (rumpless)15.5% (34)23.7% (52)11.9% (26)0.9% (2)0.0% (0)47.9% (105)4.04219
Aseel3.4% (5)2.7% (4)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.2% (136)4.40146
Cubalaya4.8% (7)3.4% (5)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)91.2% (134)4.46147
Jungle Fowl9.9% (15)3.3% (5)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)86.2% (131)4.67152
Malay4.1% (6)3.4% (5)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)91.7% (133)4.42145
Marans9.1% (20)28.8% (63)11.9% (26)0.5% (1)0.5% (1)49.3% (108)3.90219
Modern Game9.4% (15)6.3% (10)2.5% (4)0.0% (0)0.6% (1)81.3% (130)4.27160
Old English Game15.3% (29)17.9% (34)5.8% (11)0.0% (0)0.5% (1)60.5% (115)4.20190
Sumatra8.0% (12)2.0% (3)2.0% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)88.0% (132)4.50150
Naked Neck (Turken)11.0% (19)11.0% (19)2.3% (4)0.0% (0)0.6% (1)75.1% (130)4.28173
Silkie Bantam15.8% (42)26.0% (69)21.5% (57)4.2% (11)0.0% (0)32.5% (86)3.79265
Spitzhauben2.6% (4)8.4% (13)3.9% (6)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)84.5% (131)3.83155
Sultan3.2% (5)4.5% (7)3.2% (5)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)88.4% (137)3.89155

7. How many eggs does an average hen of each breed lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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 Superior number of eggsBetter than most birds I’ve raisedAverageBelow averagePoor layerI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
Average
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Ameraucana7.4% (35)28.7% (136)43.7% (207)7.6% (36)1.7% (8)11.0% (52)3.36474
Araucana (rumpless)3.7% (8)7.5% (16)25.7% (55)8.9% (19)1.9% (4)52.3% (112)3.05214
Aseel0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.1% (3)2.8% (4)0.7% (1)94.5% (137)2.25145
Cubalaya0.0% (0)0.7% (1)4.7% (7)1.4% (2)1.4% (2)91.9% (136)2.58148
Jungle Fowl0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.6% (7)5.9% (9)1.3% (2)88.2% (134)2.28152
Malay0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.7% (4)3.4% (5)1.4% (2)92.5% (135)2.18146
Marans2.8% (6)13.6% (29)19.2% (41)10.7% (23)1.9% (4)51.9% (111)3.10214
Modern Game1.3% (2)3.9% (6)5.8% (9)4.5% (7)0.0% (0)84.5% (131)3.13155
Old English Game1.0% (2)5.2% (10)13.1% (25)12.0% (23)5.2% (10)63.4% (121)2.59191
Sumatra0.7% (1)0.7% (1)3.4% (5)4.7% (7)0.7% (1)89.9% (134)2.60149
Naked Neck (Turken)3.0% (5)4.7% (8)11.2% (19)1.2% (2)0.0% (0)79.9% (135)3.47169
Silkie Bantam2.3% (6)8.6% (22)21.8% (56)19.1% (49)10.5% (27)37.7% (97)2.57257
Spitzhauben0.6% (1)1.3% (2)7.1% (11)2.6% (4)0.6% (1)87.7% (135)2.89154
Sultan0.0% (0)0.7% (1)3.3% (5)2.7% (4)1.3% (2)92.0% (138)2.42150

8. What color are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Ameraucana0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.8% (4)1.4% (7)5.0% (24)0.2% (1)85.7% (415)6.8% (33)1.19484
Araucana (rumpless)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.9% (2)2.3% (5)0.0% (0)48.6% (106)48.2% (105)1.14218
Aseel0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)1.4% (2)3.4% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.5% (137)3.50145
Cubalaya0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.4% (2)3.4% (5)2.7% (4)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)91.9% (136)3.67148
Jungle Fowl0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)2.6% (4)7.2% (11)2.0% (3)0.0% (0)87.5% (133)3.16152
Malay0.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)1.4% (2)4.1% (6)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)92.4% (134)3.64145
Marans33.9% (74)14.2% (31)3.2% (7)0.5% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)48.2% (105)6.58218
Modern Game0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.6% (4)6.4% (10)6.4% (10)0.6% (1)84.0% (131)2.68156
Old English Game0.5% (1)0.0% (0)2.1% (4)3.2% (6)13.8% (26)16.5% (31)0.0% (0)63.8% (120)2.81188
Sumatra0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)2.1% (3)5.5% (8)2.1% (3)0.0% (0)89.7% (130)3.13145
Naked Neck (Turken)0.0% (0)1.8% (3)6.5% (11)8.9% (15)1.8% (3)4.1% (7)0.0% (0)76.9% (130)4.00169
Silkie Bantam0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.4% (1)10.6% (27)28.0% (71)22.0% (56)1.2% (3)37.8% (96)2.79254
Spitzhauben0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3% (2)12.8% (20)0.0% (0)85.9% (134)2.09156
Sultan0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)2.0% (3)6.6% (10)0.0% (0)90.7% (137)2.36151

9. What size are the eggs laid by each breed?
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Ameraucana2.5% (12)15.3% (74)46.9% (227)24.2% (117)3.7% (18)7.4% (36)2.88484
Araucana (rumpless)0.9% (2)3.3% (7)20.0% (43)23.3% (50)3.7% (8)48.8% (105)2.50215
Aseel0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)3.5% (5)1.4% (2)94.4% (136)1.88144
Cubalaya0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)4.1% (6)2.7% (4)92.5% (136)1.73147
Jungle Fowl0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.3% (2)3.9% (6)6.5% (10)88.2% (135)1.56153
Malay0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.1% (3)5.5% (8)0.7% (1)91.8% (134)2.17146
Marans3.7% (8)13.4% (29)25.8% (56)6.5% (14)0.5% (1)50.2% (109)3.27217
Modern Game0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.0% (3)9.8% (15)3.3% (5)85.0% (130)1.91153
Old English Game0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.6% (7)13.0% (25)20.3% (39)63.0% (121)1.55192
Sumatra0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.0% (3)4.0% (6)4.7% (7)89.3% (134)1.75150
Naked Neck (Turken)1.2% (2)5.8% (10)8.7% (15)5.8% (10)0.0% (0)78.5% (135)3.11172
Silkie Bantam0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)9.5% (25)53.8% (141)36.6% (96)1.15262
Spitzhauben0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.6% (4)7.1% (11)2.6% (4)87.8% (137)2.00156
Sultan0.6% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.9% (6)5.2% (8)90.3% (139)1.67154

10. How likely is each breed to become broody?
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Rating
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Ameraucana4.4% (21)36.9% (174)40.9% (193)17.8% (84)1.56472
Araucana (rumpless)0.9% (2)27.9% (60)17.2% (37)54.0% (116)1.65215
Aseel2.8% (4)2.8% (4)0.0% (0)94.5% (137)2.50145
Cubalaya1.4% (2)5.4% (8)1.4% (2)91.9% (136)2.00148
Jungle Fowl5.9% (9)4.6% (7)1.3% (2)88.2% (134)2.39152
Malay2.8% (4)2.8% (4)0.7% (1)93.8% (135)2.33144
Marans5.2% (11)28.2% (60)11.7% (25)54.9% (117)1.85213
Modern Game7.7% (12)7.1% (11)0.6% (1)84.6% (132)2.46156
Old English Game21.1% (41)12.4% (24)3.1% (6)63.4% (123)2.49194
Sumatra2.7% (4)6.0% (9)2.0% (3)89.3% (134)2.06150
Naked Neck (Turken)4.2% (7)10.2% (17)4.8% (8)80.8% (135)1.97167
Silkie Bantam51.9% (135)9.6% (25)1.5% (4)36.9% (96)2.80260
Spitzhauben0.0% (0)4.5% (7)6.5% (10)89.0% (137)1.41154
Sultan0.7% (1)6.7% (10)1.3% (2)91.3% (137)1.92150

11. What type of maternal abilities do the hens have?
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 Excellent maternal abilityGood maternal abilityAverage maternal abilityPoor maternal abilityNo maternal abilityI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
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Ameraucana5.9% (25)14.6% (62)13.8% (59)6.1% (26)6.3% (27)53.3% (227)3.16426
Araucana (rumpless)2.0% (4)10.1% (20)10.1% (20)3.5% (7)2.0% (4)72.4% (144)3.24199
Aseel2.8% (4)0.7% (1)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.8% (136)4.50142
Cubalaya2.1% (3)2.1% (3)2.7% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.2% (136)3.90146
Jungle Fowl4.7% (7)2.7% (4)0.7% (1)1.3% (2)0.0% (0)90.6% (135)4.14149
Malay2.1% (3)0.7% (1)2.8% (4)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)93.7% (134)3.67143
Marans6.1% (12)4.0% (8)10.6% (21)1.5% (3)1.0% (2)76.8% (152)3.54198
Modern Game9.0% (14)2.6% (4)2.6% (4)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)85.3% (133)4.35156
Old English Game19.5% (37)7.9% (15)2.1% (4)2.1% (4)2.1% (4)66.3% (126)4.20190
Sumatra2.1% (3)1.4% (2)2.8% (4)1.4% (2)0.0% (0)92.4% (134)3.55145
Naked Neck (Turken)5.4% (9)2.4% (4)4.2% (7)1.2% (2)0.0% (0)86.7% (144)3.91166
Silkie Bantam44.8% (113)8.3% (21)4.0% (10)1.2% (3)0.0% (0)41.7% (105)4.66252
Spitzhauben2.0% (3)0.0% (0)2.6% (4)2.0% (3)2.0% (3)91.4% (139)2.77152
Sultan0.0% (0)2.0% (3)4.7% (7)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)92.7% (139)3.18150

12. How useful is each breed as a meat bird (mature size, growth rate, feed efficiency)?
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Ameraucana3.9% (16)26.5% (108)25.5% (104)44.1% (180)1.61408
Araucana (rumpless)1.6% (3)12.6% (24)13.6% (26)72.3% (138)1.57191
Aseel0.7% (1)2.8% (4)3.5% (5)93.0% (132)1.60142
Cubalaya0.7% (1)2.8% (4)4.2% (6)92.3% (132)1.55143
Jungle Fowl0.0% (0)0.7% (1)11.0% (16)88.4% (129)1.06146
Malay2.1% (3)2.1% (3)2.1% (3)93.6% (132)2.00141
Marans8.5% (17)18.1% (36)4.5% (9)68.8% (137)2.13199
Modern Game0.0% (0)2.6% (4)11.2% (17)86.2% (131)1.19152
Old English Game0.6% (1)5.0% (9)21.5% (39)72.9% (132)1.22181
Sumatra0.0% (0)0.0% (0)9.6% (14)90.4% (132)1.00146
Naked Neck (Turken)7.4% (12)8.6% (14)1.9% (3)82.1% (133)2.31162
Silkie Bantam0.0% (0)2.6% (6)42.8% (98)54.6% (125)1.06229
Spitzhauben0.0% (0)3.3% (5)10.7% (16)86.0% (129)1.24150
Sultan0.0% (0)0.0% (0)9.0% (13)91.0% (132)1.00145

13. How would you rate the flavor of meat of each breed (compared to supermarket chicken)?
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 Very good flavorGood flavorAverage flavorPoor flavorI don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information.Rating
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Ameraucana7.4% (29)17.0% (67)10.2% (40)2.8% (11)62.6% (246)2.78393
Araucana (rumpless)4.3% (8)5.9% (11)9.1% (17)1.1% (2)79.6% (148)2.66186
Aseel0.7% (1)1.4% (2)1.4% (2)0.7% (1)95.7% (132)2.50138
Cubalaya2.1% (3)1.4% (2)1.4% (2)0.0% (0)95.1% (135)3.14142
Jungle Fowl1.4% (2)2.8% (4)2.8% (4)0.0% (0)93.1% (134)2.80144
Malay0.0% (0)2.1% (3)1.4% (2)0.0% (0)96.4% (135)2.60140
Marans8.8% (17)8.8% (17)2.6% (5)1.0% (2)78.8% (152)3.20193
Modern Game2.1% (3)4.1% (6)2.7% (4)0.0% (0)91.1% (133)2.92146
Old English Game3.4% (6)6.9% (12)5.1% (9)0.6% (1)84.0% (147)2.82175
Sumatra2.1% (3)0.0% (0)0.7% (1)0.7% (1)96.5% (137)3.00142
Naked Neck (Turken)8.1% (13)3.7% (6)1.2% (2)0.6% (1)86.3% (139)3.41161
Silkie Bantam2.3% (5)5.6% (12)1.9% (4)8.5% (18)81.7% (174)2.10213
Spitzhauben0.7% (1)1.4% (2)3.4% (5)0.7% (1)93.9% (138)2.33147
Sultan0.7% (1)1.4% (2)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)97.1% (136)3.00140

Page: Hybrid White-egg Layers Intro
1. Do you have experience raising hybrid white-egg layers?
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Yes
11.6%151
No, take me to the next section, please.
88.4%1,154

Page: Hybrid White-egg Layers
1. Which management systems are suitable for each hybrid?
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 Ranges well and far (hustles much of its own food)Thrives in a free-range or pasture environmentLives equally well in confinement or free-rangeRarely ranges far from the coopDoes best in confinementI don't have sufficient experience with this hybrid to give accurate information.Rating
Average
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Count
Austra-White2.9% (1)8.6% (3)8.6% (3)2.9% (1)0.0% (0)77.1% (27)3.5035
Babcock White0.0% (0)3.3% (1)10.0% (3)0.0% (0)3.3% (1)83.3% (25)2.8030
Bovans White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.6% (1)96.4% (27)1.0028
California Grey2.9% (1)14.7% (5)8.8% (3)5.9% (2)0.0% (0)67.6% (23)3.4534
California White11.6% (5)11.6% (5)18.6% (8)0.0% (0)2.3% (1)55.8% (24)3.6843
Dekalb White0.0% (0)3.1% (1)12.5% (4)3.1% (1)0.0% (0)81.3% (26)3.0032
Hisex White0.0% (0)3.7% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.3% (26)4.0027
Hubbard White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)7.1% (2)92.9% (26)1.0028
Hy-line White W-363.2% (1)3.2% (1)3.2% (1)3.2% (1)3.2% (1)83.9% (26)3.0031
Hy-line White W-980.0% (0)0.0% (0)6.9% (2)0.0% (0)3.4% (1)89.7% (26)2.3329
ISA White3.6% (1)0.0% (0)3.6% (1)0.0% (0)3.6% (1)89.3% (25)3.0028
Pearl Leghorn7.5% (4)22.6% (12)22.6% (12)5.7% (3)7.5% (4)34.0% (18)3.2653
Shaver White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.7% (1)96.3% (26)1.0027

2. How would you rate the temperament of each hybrid?
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 Very calm and easy to manageCalm, but alertGentle, but not tameSkittish or flightyAggressive or meanI don't have sufficient experience with this hybrid to give accurate information.Rating
Average
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Austra-White2.9% (1)11.8% (4)2.9% (1)11.8% (4)0.0% (0)70.6% (24)3.2034
Babcock White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)17.9% (5)0.0% (0)82.1% (23)2.0028
Bovans White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)96.2% (25)2.0026
California Grey3.1% (1)18.8% (6)3.1% (1)9.4% (3)0.0% (0)65.6% (21)3.4532
California White2.4% (1)19.0% (8)19.0% (8)11.9% (5)0.0% (0)47.6% (20)3.2342
Dekalb White3.2% (1)3.2% (1)3.2% (1)12.9% (4)0.0% (0)77.4% (24)2.8631
Hisex White0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)92.3% (24)3.0026
Hubbard White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)7.4% (2)0.0% (0)92.6% (25)2.0027
Hy-line White W-366.7% (2)3.3% (1)0.0% (0)6.7% (2)0.0% (0)83.3% (25)3.6030
Hy-line White W-980.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)7.4% (2)0.0% (0)92.6% (25)2.0027
ISA White3.6% (1)3.6% (1)0.0% (0)7.1% (2)0.0% (0)85.7% (24)3.2528
Pearl Leghorn5.8% (3)15.4% (8)17.3% (9)30.8% (16)0.0% (0)30.8% (16)2.9452
Shaver White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)2.0025

3. How quickly does each hybrid mature?
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Austra-White15.6% (5)6.3% (2)3.1% (1)75.0% (24)2.5032
Babcock White11.1% (3)7.4% (2)0.0% (0)81.5% (22)2.6027
Bovans White4.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)3.0025
California Grey15.6% (5)21.9% (7)0.0% (0)62.5% (20)2.4232
California White34.1% (14)14.6% (6)0.0% (0)51.2% (21)2.7041
Dekalb White6.5% (2)12.9% (4)0.0% (0)80.6% (25)2.3331
Hisex White4.0% (1)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)92.0% (23)2.5025
Hubbard White7.7% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)92.3% (24)3.0026
Hy-line White W-3610.3% (3)6.9% (2)0.0% (0)82.8% (24)2.6029
Hy-line White W-983.8% (1)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)92.3% (24)2.5026
ISA White14.8% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)85.2% (23)3.0027
Pearl Leghorn52.0% (26)12.0% (6)6.0% (3)30.0% (15)2.6650
Shaver White4.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.7% (22)3.0023

4. How well does this hybrid tolerate cold weather?
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Rating
Count
Austra-White6.3% (2)9.4% (3)6.3% (2)3.1% (1)0.0% (0)75.0% (24)3.7532
Babcock White3.8% (1)7.7% (2)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)84.6% (22)3.7526
Bovans White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)2.0025
California Grey6.3% (2)18.8% (6)9.4% (3)3.1% (1)0.0% (0)62.5% (20)3.7532
California White2.5% (1)30.0% (12)12.5% (5)2.5% (1)2.5% (1)50.0% (20)3.5540
Dekalb White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)6.9% (2)10.3% (3)0.0% (0)82.8% (24)2.4029
Hisex White0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)92.0% (23)3.0025
Hubbard White0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)92.3% (24)3.0026
Hy-line White W-363.6% (1)3.6% (1)0.0% (0)7.1% (2)0.0% (0)85.7% (24)3.2528
Hy-line White W-980.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)2.0025
ISA White0.0% (0)3.7% (1)7.4% (2)3.7% (1)0.0% (0)85.2% (23)3.0027
Pearl Leghorn4.0% (2)20.0% (10)36.0% (18)6.0% (3)0.0% (0)34.0% (17)3.3350
Shaver White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)2.0025

5. How well does this hybrid tolerate hot weather?
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Rating
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Austra-White12.5% (4)0.0% (0)9.4% (3)3.1% (1)0.0% (0)75.0% (24)3.8832
Babcock White7.7% (2)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)84.6% (22)4.0026
Bovans White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)2.0025
California Grey15.6% (5)21.9% (7)0.0% (0)3.1% (1)0.0% (0)59.4% (19)4.2332
California White20.0% (8)12.5% (5)10.0% (4)5.0% (2)0.0% (0)52.5% (21)4.0040
Dekalb White3.4% (1)0.0% (0)13.8% (4)3.4% (1)0.0% (0)79.3% (23)3.1729
Hisex White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)92.0% (23)2.5025
Hubbard White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.8% (1)3.8% (1)0.0% (0)92.3% (24)2.5026
Hy-line White W-363.7% (1)0.0% (0)7.4% (2)3.7% (1)0.0% (0)85.2% (23)3.2527
Hy-line White W-980.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)2.0025
ISA White0.0% (0)7.4% (2)3.7% (1)3.7% (1)0.0% (0)85.2% (23)3.2527
Pearl Leghorn22.4% (11)20.4% (10)24.5% (12)2.0% (1)0.0% (0)30.6% (15)3.9149
Shaver White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)4.0% (1)92.0% (23)1.5025

6. How many eggs does an average hen of each hybrid lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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Austra-White12.5% (4)9.4% (3)3.1% (1)3.1% (1)0.0% (0)71.9% (23)4.1132
Babcock White15.4% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)84.6% (22)5.0026
Bovans White4.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)5.0025
California Grey12.9% (4)9.7% (3)9.7% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)67.7% (21)4.1031
California White31.0% (13)16.7% (7)2.4% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)50.0% (21)4.5742
Dekalb White10.3% (3)3.4% (1)3.4% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)82.8% (24)4.4029
Hisex White4.0% (1)0.0% (0)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)92.0% (23)4.0025
Hubbard White3.8% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.2% (25)5.0026
Hy-line White W-3610.7% (3)3.6% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)85.7% (24)4.7528
Hy-line White W-984.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)5.0025
ISA White3.7% (1)11.1% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)85.2% (23)4.2527
Pearl Leghorn42.0% (21)18.0% (9)8.0% (4)2.0% (1)0.0% (0)30.0% (15)4.4350
Shaver White4.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.0% (24)5.0025

7. What size are the eggs laid by each hybrid?
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Count
Austra-White0.0% (0)12.9% (4)16.1% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)71.0% (22)3.4431
Babcock White8.0% (2)4.0% (1)4.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)84.0% (21)4.2525
Bovans White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.8% (23)3.0024
California Grey3.2% (1)12.9% (4)16.1% (5)3.2% (1)0.0% (0)64.5% (20)3.4531
California White0.0% (0)30.0% (12)15.0% (6)5.0% (2)0.0% (0)50.0% (20)3.5040
Dekalb White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)14.3% (4)3.6% (1)0.0% (0)82.1% (23)2.8028
Hisex White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.2% (1)4.2% (1)0.0% (0)91.7% (22)2.5024
Hubbard White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)8.0% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)92.0% (23)3.0025
Hy-line White W-360.0% (0)7.7% (2)7.7% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)84.6% (22)3.5026
Hy-line White W-980.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.8% (23)2.0024
ISA White0.0% (0)7.7% (2)7.7% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)84.6% (22)3.5026
Pearl Leghorn5.9% (3)23.5% (12)33.3% (17)7.8% (4)0.0% (0)29.4% (15)3.3951
Shaver White0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.8% (23)2.0024

Page: Hybrid Brown-egg Layers Intro
1. Do you have experience raising hybrid brown-egg layers?
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Count
Yes
42.0%535
No, take me to the next section, please.
58.0%738

Page: Hybrid Brown-egg Layers
1. Which management systems are suitable for each hybrid?
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 Ranges well and far (hustles much of its own food)Thrives in a free-range or pasture environmentLives equally well in confinement or free-rangeRarely ranges far from the coopDoes best in confinementI don't have sufficient experience with this hybrid to give accurate information.Rating
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Rating
Count
Babcock Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)3.0% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.0% (98)3.00101
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)9.7% (17)27.8% (49)23.3% (41)1.7% (3)1.1% (2)36.4% (64)3.68176
Black Star8.9% (14)18.4% (29)21.5% (34)1.9% (3)0.0% (0)49.4% (78)3.68158
Bovans0.0% (0)1.0% (1)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.9% (94)3.3397
Bovans Black0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)99.0% (95)3.0096
Bovans Brown0.0% (0)3.0% (3)1.0% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.0% (96)3.75100
Brown Sex Link3.1% (4)9.4% (12)10.2% (13)3.1% (4)0.0% (0)74.0% (94)3.48127
Cherry Egger1.8% (2)5.5% (6)9.2% (10)1.8% (2)0.9% (1)80.7% (88)3.29109
Cinnamon Queen2.9% (3)3.8% (4)9.6% (10)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)83.7% (87)3.59104
Dekalb Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.9% (94)3.0096
Gold Sex Link12.1% (17)12.1% (17)15.7% (22)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)60.0% (84)3.91140
Golden Comet9.8% (18)21.9% (40)21.9% (40)3.3% (6)2.2% (4)41.0% (75)3.57183
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (94)3.0095
Hubbard ISA0.0% (0)2.1% (2)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.9% (93)3.5097
Hy-line Brown2.9% (3)2.9% (3)4.8% (5)1.0% (1)0.0% (0)88.6% (93)3.67105
Hy-line Gray0.0% (0)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.9% (93)3.5095
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (94)3.0095
Indian River1.0% (1)3.1% (3)2.0% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.9% (92)3.8398
ISA Brown9.0% (12)14.2% (19)14.2% (19)1.5% (2)0.7% (1)60.4% (81)3.74134
Red Sex Link13.3% (24)22.1% (40)19.3% (35)2.2% (4)0.6% (1)42.5% (77)3.79181
Red Star12.6% (22)18.3% (32)22.9% (40)3.4% (6)1.7% (3)41.1% (72)3.62175
Shaver Black0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (93)3.0094
Shaver Brown2.0% (2)1.0% (1)2.0% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.9% (93)4.0098

2. How would you rate the temperament of each hybrid?
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Rating
Count
Babcock Brown0.0% (0)2.2% (2)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)95.7% (88)3.0092
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)20.1% (35)28.2% (49)14.4% (25)3.4% (6)1.7% (3)32.2% (56)3.91174
Black Star12.7% (18)18.3% (26)16.9% (24)0.7% (1)2.1% (3)49.3% (70)3.76142
Bovans1.1% (1)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)95.5% (85)3.5089
Bovans Black0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (87)3.0088
Bovans Brown3.3% (3)0.0% (0)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.6% (87)4.2092
Brown Sex Link10.4% (12)13.0% (15)1.7% (2)1.7% (2)0.9% (1)72.2% (83)4.09115
Cherry Egger3.9% (4)7.8% (8)5.8% (6)0.0% (0)1.9% (2)80.6% (83)3.60103
Cinnamon Queen7.1% (7)4.1% (4)4.1% (4)1.0% (1)1.0% (1)82.7% (81)3.8898
Dekalb Brown0.0% (0)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)96.7% (87)2.6790
Gold Sex Link16.5% (22)16.5% (22)7.5% (10)0.8% (1)0.8% (1)57.9% (77)4.13133
Golden Comet26.4% (46)15.5% (27)12.1% (21)4.6% (8)1.7% (3)39.7% (69)4.00174
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (87)3.0088
Hubbard ISA1.1% (1)0.0% (0)3.3% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.6% (86)3.5090
Hy-line Brown5.2% (5)4.1% (4)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)88.7% (86)4.2797
Hy-line Gray0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.8% (87)3.0089
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (87)3.0088
Indian River2.2% (2)2.2% (2)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.5% (86)4.0092
ISA Brown16.8% (21)16.0% (20)5.6% (7)1.6% (2)0.8% (1)59.2% (74)4.14125
Red Sex Link22.0% (39)22.6% (40)10.2% (18)4.5% (8)2.8% (5)37.9% (67)3.91177
Red Star26.2% (44)17.9% (30)9.5% (16)4.2% (7)1.8% (3)40.5% (68)4.05168
Shaver Black0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.9% (87)3.0088
Shaver Brown3.3% (3)0.0% (0)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.4% (85)4.2090

3. How quickly does each hybrid mature?
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Count
Babcock Brown0.0% (0)2.3% (2)1.1% (1)96.6% (84)1.6787
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)35.9% (61)29.4% (50)1.8% (3)32.9% (56)2.51170
Black Star23.2% (32)24.6% (34)2.2% (3)50.0% (69)2.42138
Bovans0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)97.6% (81)2.0083
Bovans Black0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)2.0085
Bovans Brown2.3% (2)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)96.6% (84)2.6787
Brown Sex Link15.2% (17)13.4% (15)0.0% (0)71.4% (80)2.53112
Cherry Egger15.3% (15)4.1% (4)0.0% (0)80.6% (79)2.7998
Cinnamon Queen11.7% (11)6.4% (6)0.0% (0)81.9% (77)2.6594
Dekalb Brown0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)2.0085
Gold Sex Link27.1% (36)15.8% (21)0.8% (1)56.4% (75)2.60133
Golden Comet38.0% (63)17.5% (29)1.2% (2)43.4% (72)2.65166
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)2.0084
Hubbard ISA2.3% (2)2.3% (2)0.0% (0)95.4% (83)2.5087
Hy-line Brown6.5% (6)4.3% (4)0.0% (0)89.1% (82)2.6092
Hy-line Gray0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)2.0085
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)2.0084
Indian River3.4% (3)2.3% (2)0.0% (0)94.3% (82)2.6087
ISA Brown27.5% (33)14.2% (17)0.0% (0)58.3% (70)2.66120
Red Sex Link36.2% (64)24.3% (43)1.7% (3)37.9% (67)2.55177
Red Star33.8% (53)21.0% (33)1.3% (2)43.9% (69)2.58157
Shaver Black0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)2.0084
Shaver Brown3.5% (3)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)94.1% (80)2.6085

4. How well does this hybrid tolerate cold weather?
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Babcock Brown2.2% (2)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.1% (1)94.5% (86)3.8091
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)25.6% (42)28.0% (46)9.8% (16)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)36.6% (60)4.25164
Black Star18.0% (25)20.9% (29)7.9% (11)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)53.2% (74)4.22139
Bovans0.0% (0)1.2% (1)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.5% (82)3.3385
Bovans Black0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)4.0084
Bovans Brown0.0% (0)3.4% (3)2.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.3% (83)3.6088
Brown Sex Link6.4% (7)15.5% (17)3.6% (4)0.9% (1)0.0% (0)73.6% (81)4.03110
Cherry Egger5.1% (5)9.2% (9)5.1% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)80.6% (79)4.0098
Cinnamon Queen6.4% (6)9.6% (9)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)83.0% (78)4.3194
Dekalb Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)3.5085
Gold Sex Link15.7% (21)21.6% (29)4.5% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)58.2% (78)4.27134
Golden Comet25.9% (43)22.9% (38)6.6% (11)1.2% (2)0.0% (0)43.4% (72)4.30166
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (82)4.0083
Hubbard ISA1.1% (1)2.3% (2)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.4% (83)4.0087
Hy-line Brown1.1% (1)8.6% (8)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)90.3% (84)4.1193
Hy-line Gray0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)3.5085
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)4.0084
Indian River1.2% (1)3.5% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.3% (82)4.2586
ISA Brown14.2% (17)20.0% (24)5.0% (6)0.8% (1)0.0% (0)60.0% (72)4.19120
Red Sex Link20.6% (36)26.9% (47)9.1% (16)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)42.9% (75)4.18175
Red Star21.9% (35)25.0% (40)5.6% (9)0.6% (1)0.0% (0)46.9% (75)4.28160
Shaver Black0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)4.0084
Shaver Brown3.5% (3)2.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.2% (81)4.6086

5. How well does this hybrid tolerate hot weather?
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Babcock Brown0.0% (0)2.3% (2)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.6% (84)3.6787
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)21.5% (37)27.3% (47)16.9% (29)1.7% (3)0.0% (0)32.6% (56)4.02172
Black Star16.9% (23)16.9% (23)15.4% (21)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)50.0% (68)4.00136
Bovans0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (82)3.5084
Bovans Black0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)3.5085
Bovans Brown0.0% (0)3.5% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.5% (83)4.0086
Brown Sex Link5.5% (6)14.5% (16)6.4% (7)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)73.6% (81)3.97110
Cherry Egger4.1% (4)10.2% (10)5.1% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)80.6% (79)3.9598
Cinnamon Queen4.3% (4)9.6% (9)4.3% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)81.9% (77)4.0094
Dekalb Brown1.2% (1)2.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.5% (83)4.3386
Gold Sex Link18.9% (25)17.4% (23)5.3% (7)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)58.3% (77)4.33132
Golden Comet20.7% (35)23.7% (40)14.2% (24)0.6% (1)0.6% (1)40.2% (68)4.06169
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)4.0084
Hubbard ISA1.1% (1)2.3% (2)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.4% (83)4.0087
Hy-line Brown4.3% (4)3.2% (3)3.2% (3)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)88.2% (82)3.9193
Hy-line Gray0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (83)3.5085
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)4.0084
Indian River0.0% (0)4.6% (4)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.3% (82)3.8087
ISA Brown10.7% (13)16.5% (20)11.6% (14)0.8% (1)0.0% (0)60.3% (73)3.94121
Red Sex Link22.3% (39)22.3% (39)16.0% (28)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)39.4% (69)4.10175
Red Star20.0% (32)26.3% (42)11.9% (19)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)41.9% (67)4.14160
Shaver Black0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (83)4.0084
Shaver Brown4.6% (4)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.3% (82)4.8087

6. How many eggs does an average hen of each hybrid lay in her first year of production (one year from start of lay)?
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Babcock Brown1.1% (1)1.1% (1)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.8% (90)4.0093
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)28.3% (47)27.7% (46)10.2% (17)1.2% (2)0.6% (1)31.9% (53)4.20166
Black Star22.6% (31)19.7% (27)6.6% (9)0.7% (1)0.0% (0)50.4% (69)4.29137
Bovans1.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)96.4% (81)3.6784
Bovans Black1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (81)4.0083
Bovans Brown1.2% (1)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)95.3% (82)3.2586
Brown Sex Link7.2% (8)13.5% (15)5.4% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)73.9% (82)4.07111
Cherry Egger10.4% (10)7.3% (7)2.1% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)80.2% (77)4.4296
Cinnamon Queen7.5% (7)4.3% (4)5.4% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)82.8% (77)4.1393
Dekalb Brown1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (82)4.0084
Gold Sex Link21.6% (29)17.2% (23)4.5% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)56.7% (76)4.40134
Golden Comet37.3% (62)16.3% (27)4.8% (8)0.0% (0)0.6% (1)41.0% (68)4.52166
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (81)3.0082
Hubbard ISA2.3% (2)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.3% (82)4.2586
Hy-line Brown7.5% (7)3.2% (3)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)88.2% (82)4.5593
Hy-line Gray1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.6% (82)4.0084
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (82)3.0083
Indian River1.2% (1)2.4% (2)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.3% (81)4.0085
ISA Brown24.6% (30)13.9% (17)4.1% (5)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)57.4% (70)4.48122
Red Sex Link29.2% (50)21.1% (36)8.8% (15)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)40.9% (70)4.35171
Red Star31.3% (51)17.8% (29)5.5% (9)0.0% (0)0.6% (1)44.8% (73)4.43163
Shaver Black0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)98.8% (81)3.0082
Shaver Brown4.8% (4)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)94.0% (79)4.6084

7. What size are the eggs laid by each hybrid?
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Babcock Brown0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.7% (84)3.0086
Black Sex Link (Red Rock)9.0% (15)31.9% (53)24.7% (41)3.6% (6)0.0% (0)30.7% (51)3.67166
Black Star7.4% (10)18.4% (25)19.9% (27)5.9% (8)0.0% (0)48.5% (66)3.53136
Bovans0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.5% (79)2.5081
Bovans Black0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.6% (80)2.5082
Bovans Brown0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)96.4% (80)3.3383
Brown Sex Link3.7% (4)12.8% (14)10.1% (11)1.8% (2)0.0% (0)71.6% (78)3.65109
Cherry Egger4.1% (4)10.3% (10)2.1% (2)4.1% (4)0.0% (0)79.4% (77)3.7097
Cinnamon Queen2.2% (2)7.7% (7)4.4% (4)2.2% (2)0.0% (0)83.5% (76)3.6091
Dekalb Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.6% (80)2.5082
Gold Sex Link8.3% (11)17.4% (23)15.9% (21)2.3% (3)0.0% (0)56.1% (74)3.72132
Golden Comet9.1% (15)33.3% (55)15.8% (26)1.8% (3)0.6% (1)39.4% (65)3.80165
Hisex Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (80)2.0081
Hubbard ISA0.0% (0)4.7% (4)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)94.1% (80)3.6085
Hy-line Brown4.4% (4)4.4% (4)2.2% (2)1.1% (1)0.0% (0)87.8% (79)4.0090
Hy-line Gray0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.6% (80)3.0082
Hy-line Silver Brown0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)98.8% (80)2.0081
Indian River1.2% (1)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)2.4% (2)0.0% (0)94.0% (79)3.4084
ISA Brown7.4% (9)23.1% (28)11.6% (14)1.7% (2)0.0% (0)56.2% (68)3.83121
Red Sex Link8.8% (15)27.1% (46)24.1% (41)2.4% (4)0.0% (0)37.6% (64)3.68170
Red Star7.9% (13)23.2% (38)22.0% (36)4.9% (8)0.6% (1)41.5% (68)3.56164
Shaver Black0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)97.5% (79)3.0081
Shaver Brown0.0% (0)2.4% (2)1.2% (1)1.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.2% (80)3.2584

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1. Do you have experience raising hybrid meat chickens?
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Yes
21.3%265
No, take me to the next section, please.
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Page: Hybrid Meat Chickens
1. Which management systems are suitable for each hybrid?
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Black Broilers0.0% (0)11.3% (6)1.9% (1)3.8% (2)3.8% (2)79.2% (42)3.0053
Cornish Rock Hybrids (quick growing)1.0% (2)11.7% (24)10.7% (22)38.5% (79)33.2% (68)4.9% (10)2.04205
Cornish Rock Hybrids (“slow broilers”)2.7% (2)5.5% (4)9.6% (7)16.4% (12)13.7% (10)52.1% (38)2.3173
Freedom Rangers Redbro1.7% (1)17.2% (10)1.7% (1)1.7% (1)3.4% (2)74.1% (43)3.4758
Freedom Rangers Tricolor3.4% (2)19.0% (11)0.0% (0)1.7% (1)1.7% (1)74.1% (43)3.8058
Freedom Rangers Yellow1.9% (1)11.5% (6)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)1.9% (1)84.6% (44)3.7552
Gray Meat Bird0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.7% (44)3.0046
Hubbard JA 570.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.7% (44)2.5046
Hubbard P6N0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.3% (1)97.7% (43)1.0044
Hubbard Redbro0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.7% (44)2.5046
Hubbard White Mountain0.0% (0)2.0% (1)2.0% (1)0.0% (0)8.2% (4)87.8% (43)1.8349
Red Broilers2.0% (1)2.0% (1)5.9% (3)3.9% (2)0.0% (0)86.3% (44)3.1451
S and G Dixie Rainbow0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.7% (44)2.5046
S and G Johnny Gray0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.7% (44)2.5046
S and G Naked Neck0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.8% (44)4.0045
S and G Red Ranger0.0% (0)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.7% (44)4.0046
Silver Cross (Kosher King)0.0% (0)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)4.2% (2)4.2% (2)89.6% (43)2.0048
Vantress X Arbor (AA70)0.0% (0)6.4% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.1% (1)91.5% (43)3.2547

2. How would you rate the temperament of each hybrid?
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Black Broilers0.0% (0)8.0% (4)4.0% (2)4.0% (2)0.0% (0)84.0% (42)3.2550
Cornish Rock Hybrids (quick growing)49.8% (103)13.5% (28)17.9% (37)10.1% (21)5.3% (11)3.4% (7)3.96207
Cornish Rock Hybrids (“slow broilers”)25.4% (18)5.6% (4)7.0% (5)4.2% (3)4.2% (3)53.5% (38)3.9471
Freedom Rangers Redbro5.2% (3)12.1% (7)6.9% (4)1.7% (1)0.0% (0)74.1% (43)3.8058
Freedom Rangers Tricolor5.2% (3)10.3% (6)8.6% (5)1.7% (1)0.0% (0)74.1% (43)3.7358
Freedom Rangers Yellow5.7% (3)7.5% (4)3.8% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)83.0% (44)4.1153
Gray Meat Bird2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.5% (43)4.0046
Hubbard JA 570.0% (0)4.4% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)4.0045
Hubbard P6N0.0% (0)2.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.7% (42)4.0043
Hubbard Redbro0.0% (0)4.4% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)4.0045
Hubbard White Mountain4.2% (2)2.1% (1)4.2% (2)4.2% (2)0.0% (0)85.4% (41)3.4348
Red Broilers6.0% (3)4.0% (2)2.0% (1)2.0% (1)0.0% (0)86.0% (43)4.0050
S and G Dixie Rainbow0.0% (0)4.3% (2)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.6% (44)3.6747
S and G Johnny Gray0.0% (0)2.1% (1)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.7% (45)3.5047
S and G Naked Neck0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)97.8% (44)4.0045
S and G Red Ranger0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.7% (44)3.5046
Silver Cross (Kosher King)4.3% (2)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)91.5% (43)4.5047
Vantress X Arbor (AA70)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.5% (43)4.0046

3. How quickly does each hybrid mature?
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Black Broilers2.0% (1)11.8% (6)3.9% (2)0.0% (0)82.4% (42)2.8951
Cornish Rock Hybrids (quick growing)64.3% (133)29.0% (60)2.4% (5)1.0% (2)3.4% (7)3.62207
Cornish Rock Hybrids (“slow broilers”)11.6% (8)21.7% (15)11.6% (8)1.4% (1)53.6% (37)2.9469
Freedom Rangers Redbro1.8% (1)12.5% (7)12.5% (7)0.0% (0)73.2% (41)2.6056
Freedom Rangers Tricolor1.8% (1)10.5% (6)12.3% (7)0.0% (0)75.4% (43)2.5757
Freedom Rangers Yellow0.0% (0)7.8% (4)9.8% (5)0.0% (0)82.4% (42)2.4451
Gray Meat Bird2.2% (1)4.4% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)93.3% (42)3.3345
Hubbard JA 572.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)3.5045
Hubbard P6N2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)3.0045
Hubbard Redbro0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)2.5045
Hubbard White Mountain10.4% (5)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)87.5% (42)3.8348
Red Broilers2.0% (1)8.2% (4)4.1% (2)0.0% (0)85.7% (42)2.8649
S and G Dixie Rainbow0.0% (0)4.3% (2)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)93.5% (43)2.6746
S and G Johnny Gray2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)3.0045
S and G Naked Neck2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)95.6% (43)3.5045
S and G Red Ranger2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)93.5% (43)3.0046
Silver Cross (Kosher King)8.5% (4)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)89.4% (42)3.8047
Vantress X Arbor (AA70)8.7% (4)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)91.3% (42)4.0046

4. How well does this hybrid tolerate cold weather?
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Black Broilers0.0% (0)6.0% (3)6.0% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)88.0% (44)3.5050
Cornish Rock Hybrids (quick growing)11.1% (22)13.6% (27)21.2% (42)13.1% (26)5.1% (10)35.9% (71)3.20198
Cornish Rock Hybrids (“slow broilers”)4.5% (3)9.1% (6)12.1% (8)4.5% (3)4.5% (3)65.2% (43)3.1366
Freedom Rangers Redbro5.4% (3)7.1% (4)5.4% (3)0.0% (0)1.8% (1)80.4% (45)3.7356
Freedom Rangers Tricolor0.0% (0)7.3% (4)5.5% (3)0.0% (0)1.8% (1)85.5% (47)3.2555
Freedom Rangers Yellow0.0% (0)7.8% (4)3.9% (2)0.0% (0)2.0% (1)86.3% (44)3.2951
Gray Meat Bird0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.3% (42)2.6745
Hubbard JA 570.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard P6N0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard Redbro0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard White Mountain0.0% (0)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)2.1% (1)2.1% (1)93.6% (44)2.3347
Red Broilers2.0% (1)4.1% (2)4.1% (2)0.0% (0)2.0% (1)87.8% (43)3.3349
S and G Dixie Rainbow0.0% (0)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)3.0046
S and G Johnny Gray0.0% (0)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)3.0046
S and G Naked Neck0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.5045
S and G Red Ranger0.0% (0)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)3.0046
Silver Cross (Kosher King)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)91.1% (41)2.5045
Vantress X Arbor (AA70)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.3% (2)4.3% (2)91.3% (42)1.5046

5. How well does this hybrid tolerate hot weather?
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Black Broilers0.0% (0)3.9% (2)11.8% (6)3.9% (2)0.0% (0)80.4% (41)3.0051
Cornish Rock Hybrids (quick growing)4.4% (9)8.3% (17)27.0% (55)33.8% (69)16.2% (33)10.3% (21)2.45204
Cornish Rock Hybrids (“slow broilers”)2.9% (2)5.9% (4)17.6% (12)11.8% (8)7.4% (5)54.4% (37)2.6868
Freedom Rangers Redbro3.5% (2)5.3% (3)14.0% (8)1.8% (1)1.8% (1)73.7% (42)3.2757
Freedom Rangers Tricolor0.0% (0)7.0% (4)12.3% (7)1.8% (1)1.8% (1)77.2% (44)3.0857
Freedom Rangers Yellow0.0% (0)5.8% (3)7.7% (4)1.9% (1)1.9% (1)82.7% (43)3.0052
Gray Meat Bird0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.5% (2)0.0% (0)2.3% (1)93.2% (41)2.3344
Hubbard JA 570.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard P6N0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard Redbro0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard White Mountain0.0% (0)6.4% (3)2.1% (1)2.1% (1)2.1% (1)87.2% (41)3.0047
Red Broilers0.0% (0)6.1% (3)4.1% (2)0.0% (0)2.0% (1)87.8% (43)3.1749
S and G Dixie Rainbow0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)2.3346
S and G Johnny Gray0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.3% (2)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)2.3346
S and G Naked Neck0.0% (0)2.3% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.3% (1)95.5% (42)2.5044
S and G Red Ranger0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.4% (2)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)93.3% (42)2.3345
Silver Cross (Kosher King)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.3% (2)4.3% (2)2.2% (1)89.1% (41)2.2046
Vantress X Arbor (AA70)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)4.4% (2)4.4% (2)91.1% (41)1.5045

6. How would you rate the flavor of meat of each hybrid (compared to supermarket chicken)?
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Black Broilers2.0% (1)12.2% (6)2.0% (1)0.0% (0)83.7% (41)3.0049
Cornish Rock Hybrids (quick growing)47.3% (98)29.5% (61)15.9% (33)2.9% (6)4.3% (9)3.27207
Cornish Rock Hybrids (“slow broilers”)15.9% (11)15.9% (11)10.1% (7)2.9% (2)55.1% (38)3.0069
Freedom Rangers Redbro12.3% (7)8.8% (5)1.8% (1)1.8% (1)75.4% (43)3.2957
Freedom Rangers Tricolor17.5% (10)3.5% (2)1.8% (1)1.8% (1)75.4% (43)3.5057
Freedom Rangers Yellow9.6% (5)3.8% (2)1.9% (1)1.9% (1)82.7% (43)3.2252
Gray Meat Bird0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)93.3% (42)2.0045
Hubbard JA 570.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard P6N0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard Redbro0.0% (0)2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.0045
Hubbard White Mountain8.3% (4)2.1% (1)0.0% (0)2.1% (1)87.5% (42)3.3348
Red Broilers4.1% (2)6.1% (3)2.0% (1)2.0% (1)85.7% (42)2.8649
S and G Dixie Rainbow0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)2.0046
S and G Johnny Gray0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)2.0046
S and G Naked Neck2.2% (1)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)95.6% (43)2.5045
S and G Red Ranger2.2% (1)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)2.2% (1)93.5% (43)2.3346
Silver Cross (Kosher King)2.1% (1)4.3% (2)2.1% (1)2.1% (1)89.4% (42)2.6047
Vantress X Arbor (AA70)6.5% (3)0.0% (0)0.0% (0)2.2% (1)91.3% (42)3.2546

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1. Would you like to tell us about another breed that we didn't include in the list?
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2. E-mail address
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