Originally hailing from South America, the dual purpose Araucanas are a rare breed weighing up to four or five pounds.
The Australorp is, as its name suggests, from Australia. Famous for their egg production, Australorps can lay roughly 250 light brown eggs a year.
Developed in New England, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Barred Rocks, or just Plymouth Rocks, are a very popular breed of dual purpose chicken.
A popular American breed of chicken, the Rhode Island Red is a great choice due to its egg laying abilities and its suitability to a range of climates.