Breeds of Chickens

Chickens produced for meat are not the same breed as those that are raised for their eggs. Typically, strains of a breed called White Rocks are used for meat, White Leghorns (that lay white eggs) and types of reddish-brown feathered chickens called Rhode Island Reds (that lay brown eggs) are used in the egg industry. For more information on different breeds of chickens, www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/poultry/chickens/