The Buckeye was created in the early 1900s by Mrs. Nettie Metcalf of Warren, Ohio. The Buckeye is unique because it is the only breed known to be made entirely by a woman. This breed was developed by crossing Cochins, Plymouth Rocks, and Malay chicken breeds. The Buckeye features rich, brilliant red plumage, yellow legs, and a pea comb. They will lay approximately 200 medium brown eggs a year and weigh six to seven pounds. They are good egg layers and mature quickly, making them a true dual-purpose farm chicken. Buckeyes are very winter hardy and resist frostbite very well, thanks to their small comb and wattles. They are very rugged and excellent foragers. They have an easy-going personality and are not inclined to be flighty. Chicks have light down feathers on their underbellies and brown down feathers on their backs.
Temperament Weight Eggs per Year Egg Size Egg Color Cold Hardy Heat Hardy
Active, Gentle, Friendly, Vocal 6-7 lbs. 200 Medium Brown Yes Yes
Temperament Active, Gentle, Friendly, Vocal
Weight 6-7 lbs.
Eggs per Year 200
Egg Size Medium
Egg Color Brown
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes