Other common names: Kräherzüchter, Bergsekraaier, German Longcrower,
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.
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.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 163 days ago