Bergische Kraeher Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Kräherzüchter, Bergsekraaier, German Longcrower,

The basics:
The Bergische chicken is considered the oldest breed from Germany. It was bred through medieval times for it’s long crowing ability. It was shown in the first poultry show in Germany, which took place in 1854, in Görlitz. How the breed arrived in Bergisch Germany, is still unknown.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Gold Spangled, Silver Spangled
Uses: Long Crowing
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Active and wild natured. The Bergische will accept treats from their caretakers hands, but tend to avoid strangers.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

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