Poultry Body Weights

Below are average body weights of various exhibition poultr
y. (Note: Weights of pet or production poultry may be somewhat different.)
Or visit Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart for weights of more breeds.

Rooster or Cock: Male chicken 1 year or older    ♦    Cockerel: Male chicken less than 1 year (Usually weighs 18-28% less than Rooster)
Hen: Female chicken 1 year or older     Pullet: Female chicken less than 1 year (Usually weighs 11-23% less than Hen)
Conversion to metric:        Weight in lbs.  x  0.454   =   Weight in kg

CHICKENS
Large Fowl / Standard Bantam / Miniature
 Rooster Hen  Rooster  Hen
Ameraucana 6.5 lbs 5.5 lbs 30 oz (1.9 lbs) 26 oz (1.6 lbs)
Brahma 12 lbs 9.5 lbs 38 oz (2.4 lbs) 34 oz (2.1 lbs)
Cochin 11 lbs 8.5 lbs 32 oz (2 lbs) 28 oz (1.8 lbs)
Cornish 10.5 lbs 8 lbs 34 oz (2.1 lbs) 36 oz (2.3 lbs)
Japanese - NA - - NA - 26 oz (1.6 lbs) 22 oz (1.4 lbs)
Leghorn 6 lbs 4.5 lbs 26 oz (1.6 lbs) 22 oz (1.4 lbs)
Modern Game 6 lbs 4.5 lbs 22 oz (1.4 lbs) 20 oz (1.3 lbs)
 Old English Game 5 lbs 4 lbs 24 oz (1.5 lbs) 22 oz (1.4 lbs)
 Orpington 10 lbs 8 lbs 38 oz (2.4 lbs) 34 oz (2.1 lbs)
 Polish 6 lbs 4.5 lbs 30 oz (1.9 lbs) 26 oz (1.6 lbs)
 Rhode Island Red 8.5 lbs 6.5 lbs 34 oz (2.1 lbs) 30 oz (1.9 lbs)
 Rock 9.5 lbs 7.5 lbs 36 oz (2.3 lbs) 32 oz (2 lbs)
Silkie - NA - - NA - 36 oz (2.3 lbs) 32 oz (2 lbs)
 Wyandotte 8.5 lbs 6.5 lbs 30 oz (1.9 lbs) 26 oz (1.6 lbs)


DUCKS
Old Drake / Old Duck   GEESE
Old Goose / Old Gander
 Pekin 10 lbs / 9 lbs
   African 22 lbs / 18 lbs
 Muscovy 12 lbs / 7 lbs
  Sebastopol
14 lbs / 12 lbs
Cayuga 8 lbs / 7 lbs    Canada 12 lbs / 10 lbs
Crested 7 lbs / 6 lbs  

Runner 4.5 lbs / 4 lbs   TURKEYS Old Tom / Old Hen
Call 26 oz / 22 oz   Narragansett, Black 33 lbs / 18 lbs
Mallard 40 oz / 36 oz   Royal Palm
22 lbs / 12 lbs

*Sources included: The American Poultry Association's 1997 edition of the "The American Standard of Perfection."