New Hampshire

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.

Classification

Rare heavy feather – soft

Appearance

This breed is medium to light red in colour, fading in the sunshine.

New Hampshire Red Bantam

Weight

Large New Hampshire 

Cock 3.9 Kg
Hen 3.0 Kg

Bantam Variety New Hampshire

Rooster 980 g
Hen 737 g

Egg Colour

Brown

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