All chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association are categorized into classes. Standard-sized breeds are grouped by type or by place of origin; bantam breeds are classified according to type or physical characteristics. The large breeds are divided into six classes — American, Asiatic, Continental, English, Mediterranean, and All Other Standard Breeds — largely according to their place of origin. These three breeds originate in China; they are large, feather legged, and lay brown eggs:  : This group consists of eleven breeds from Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
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Asian Blacks are a new type of chicken being bred for both meat and egg production. These are beautiful birds that appear black or black with red at first glance. But then as the light hits them, their feathers flash in a brilliant blue and green sheen. They have greenish-gray legs and feet. Combs and wattles are red.
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