Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Red Shaver, Canada chicken breed that lay super jumbo eggs

Unlike it neighbor, Canada does not have much chicken breed.  Canada has two chicken breed i.e. Chantencler and Red Shaver. Red shaver is a linked sex chicken from Canada. Because of this, we can sexing the chicken easily from its feather. The female is reddish brown in color with white under feather; while, the male color is white with a few red marking. 
The chicken comb is single. The male has larger comb than the female. At 18 weeks or 4 month, the chicken is 3 ½ ponds. After a year, the chicken is 4 ½ to 5 pounds in weight. The carcass of the chicken is three to five pounds in weight.
The Red shaver can produce delicious meat and so much egg, which means the chicken, is dual purpose breed like Rhode Island Red. The female or hen lay from 305 to 315 big brown eggs in a year. The Red performance is a good as white leghorn chicken.  A report from Ottawa said that A four year Red Shaver lay super egg weighing  143 gram, which  is nearly three time of medium standard size or over two time of jumbo standard size (The medium standard is 49 gram and The jumbos standard is 70 gram). The big egg is enough for a big omelet.
A Red Shaver is a quiet breed. You can raise it at your backyard because it is used most frequently on in small flocks for small farms.  The chicken is also has have reputation as a hardy chicken.

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