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CAMPINE

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Belgium

CATEGORY: Soft feather

EGG COLOUR: White (Non-Sitters)

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Light breed

 

 

Large 332

 

Cock

10

2.70kg

 

D

Hen

12

2.25kg

 

C

Cockerel

14

2.70kg

 

D

Pullet

16

2.25kg

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

BANTAMS

 

 

Bantam 452

 

Cock

10

680g

 

C

Hen

12

570g

 

B

Cockerel

14

680g

 

C

Pullet

16

570g

 

B

 

The Campine (pronounced kam-peen) originated in the northern part of Belgium around Antwerp. It is closely related to the Brakel (also Belgium), Chaamse Hoen (The Nertherlands) and Hergines fowl (northern France). Most Campine males bred in Belgium before 1900 had normal cock feathering, although hen-feathered males appeared occasionally. The difference between Brakels an Campines then was in build and weight, the Campines being slimmer.

British poultry expert Edward Brown wrote about Campines in 1897, soon leading to the first importation by Thomas Braken of Lancaster.  A Campine Club was formed in Britain about 1900. The Club members had heard about the hen-feathered males, but did not have any at first. They were keen to adopt them as their standard male to avoid the complications of double mating experienced by breeders of Penciled Hamburghs. The first hen-feathered male in the UK, a silver from eggs imported from Belgium, won at several shows in 1904. Sons of this bird spread around club members, some of whom crossed them with gold females to produce hen-feathered gold males by 1911. Rosecombed Campines briefly appeared in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Campine bantams have appeared from time to time since the 1950’s.

 

 

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