Ardenner Chicken

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The basics:
The Ardenner is a breed from Belgium, which is thought to be a descendant of the Gauloise, an ancient Gallic breed. No one is sure when the breed was created, but documentation exists from the second half of the nineteenth century. The breed is uncommon outside of Southern Belgium.

Types: Bantam and Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Black Red, Blue Red, Birchen, Silver Duckwing, Yellow Birchen, and more.
Uses: Ornamental
Bantam: 500 - 600 grams
Largefowl: 4.5 - 6 lbs
Personality: Wild and vocal.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Moderate
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

What else you should know: There is a rumpless variety of Ardenner. The rumpless fowl can have difficulty mating, and thus fertility may be compromised.

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