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VENDA

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Country of Origin: South Africa

Category: Soft feather

Egg Colour: Tinted (Sitters)

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Light breed

 

 

 

 

LARGE

 

 

294

 

Cock

10

3.0kg

 

E

Hen

12

2.5kg

 

D

Cockerel

14

3.0kg

 

E

Pullet

16

2.5kg

 

D

 

 

The original Venda fowl was discovered in the Venda area of the Limpopo Province in the year 1979 by Dr Naas Coetzee, Government Veterinary Surgeon of Bloemfontein. The basic colours of the fowls are similar to the indigenous cattle and goats, namely black, white and brown. Dr Coetzee was highly impressed by the bird’s quality of egg production, self-sustainment, resistance against diseases, low need for food and broodiness. Although similar chickens were later identified in the Southern Cape and the Qua-Qua region of the Free State, the name derived from the original description has been retained.

 

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