This hard-to-find breed originated right here in Ohio in the 1890's. Their color is comparable to the dark mahogany red buckeye nut. This breed does extremely well in cold weather. It also has a low crow which does well in small neighborhoods. The Buckeye breed is also very friendly with humans. It is also good at controlling mouse infestations. One disadvantage is it has dark colored meat in the leg and thigh area which some people see as undesirable. These brown egg layers are stout and broad, making them excellent dual-purpose birds. They produce brown eggs and brood easily.
Average mature weight: Roosters 9 lbs., Hens 6 1/2 lbs.