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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Germany

CATEGORY: Soft feather

EGG COLOUR: Cream to tinted

 

CLASSIFICATION

CODE

MASSES

BREED CODE

RING SIZES

Light breed

 

 

 

 

LARGE

 

 

296

 

Cock

10

3.0kg

 

E

Hen

12

2.0kg

 

D

Cockerel

14

3.0kg

 

E

Pullet

16

2.0kg

 

D

 

 

 

 

 

BANTAMS

 

 

526

 

Cock

10

900g

 

C

Hen

12

700g

 

B

Cockerel

14

900g

 

C

Pullet

16

700g

 

B

 
 Originated in Hamburg by Oskar Vorwerk in 1900, the breed was first shown at Hanover in 1912 and standardized in 1913. The aim was to provide a middle-weight economical utility fowl, good natured, lively but not timid. A point worthy of note is the compatibility of males amongst themselves. These fowls were found to be particularly suitable for smallholdings and farmyards as they are excellent foragers, small eaters and quick maturing.

 

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