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Breeds of Poultry. AGSC 102. Who ate breakfast this morning?. What did you have? When was the last time you had cake, cookies, or pie? What do all these things have in common? How many eggs do you eat per year? How many eggs does a chicken produce?. Today we will….

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who ate breakfast this morning
Who ate breakfast this morning?
  • What did you have?
  • When was the last time you had cake, cookies, or pie?
  • What do all these things have in common?
  • How many eggs do you eat per year?
  • How many eggs does a chicken produce?
today we will
Today we will…
  • Identify characteristics of major poultry breeds.
  • Describe origin and uses of major poultry breeds.
  • Compare and Contrast various poultry breeds.
  • Examine eggs and poultry cuts.
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Oklahoma State University

Animal Science Department

today we will discuss chickens
Today we will discussCHICKENS!
  • Breeds:
    • White Leghorn
    • Road Island Red
    • Araucana
    • Brahma
    • Crevecoeur
white leghorn
White Leghorn:
  • Standard Weights: Cock-6 pounds; Hen-4-1/2 pounds; Cockerel -5 pounds; Pullet-4 pounds.
  • Skin Color: Yellow.
  • Egg Shell Color: White.
  • Use: An egg-type chicken
  • Origin: Leghorn, Italy
road island red
Road Island Red:
  • Standard Weights: Cock-8-1/2 pounds; Hen-6-1/2 pounds; Cockerel-7-1/2 pounds; Pullet-5-1/2 pounds.
  •  Skin Color: Yellow.
  •  Egg Shell Color: Brown
  •  Use: Dual purpose
    • used more for egg production
  • Origin: New England states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island,
araucana
Araucana:
  • Origin: South America
  • Egg Shell Color: Blue to Greenish
  • Uses: Ornamental
  • Crossed with other U.S. breeds
brahma
Brahma:
  • Standard Weights (Light): Cock-12 pounds; Hen-9-1/2 pounds; Cockerel-10 pounds; Pullet-8 pounds.
  • Standard Weights (Dark and Buff): Cock-1 1 pounds; Hen-8-1/2 pounds; Cockerel-9 pounds; Pullet-7 pounds.
  • Skin Color: Yellow.
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown.
  • Use: Meat. Fair egg layers.
  • Origin: China
crevecoeur
Crevecoeur:
  • Very rare,
  • Crested breed,
  • Solid black in color,
  • Crevecoeurs are strictly an ornamental fowl.
activity
Activity:
  • Candle Eggs
  • Identify Cuts of Chicken
review
Review???
  • What are the types of poultry?

Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Chickens

  • What are the breeds of chickens as discussed today?

White Leghorn

Road Island Red

Araucana

Brahma

Crevecoeur

  • Describe each breed.
today we
Today we…
  • Identified characteristics of major poultry breeds.
  • Described origin and uses of major poultry breeds.
  • Compared and Contrasted various poultry breeds.
  • Examined eggs and poultry cuts.
tomorrow
Tomorrow…

Unit Test

Don’t forget to study!

references
References…

Oklahoma

State

University

ANSC Dept.