Breed: Standard Breed - Heritage Variety
Size: Medium; 6-8 lbs
Purpose: Egg Layer
Egg Color: Brown
Productivity: Good; 3 per week
Confinement: Tolerant, but prefers to range
Personality: Friendly, Active, Voracious Foragers
Fun Facts: The Buckeye is the only American breed to have been designed by a woman, Nettie Metcalf. Many people are familiar with the Rhode Island Rd, another red American breed. Interestingly, the Buckeye was established shortly before the Rhode Island Red and Nettie Metcalf actually sent some of her Buckeyes to Rhode Island Red breeders to help establish the bird. The Buckeye is now extremely rare and considered critically endangered by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.