As the name suggests the New Hampshire originates from New Hampshire in the US and formed the basis of the early broiler industry, although it is a dual purpose bird. Its shanks and toes are of rich yellow colour. They possess a deep, broad body, grow feathers very rapidly, are prone to go broody and make good mothers. Most pin feathers are a reddish buff in colour and, therefore, do not detract from the carcass appearance very much. These good, medium-sized meat chickens have fair egg-laying ability (280 eggs/year). Some strains lay eggs of a dark brown shell colour. New Hampshire breed is competitive and aggressive.
Rare heavy feather – soft
This breed is medium to light red in colour, fading in the sunshine.
Large New Hampshire
Bantam Variety New Hampshire
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