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Black Shumen Chicken

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Other common names: Shumenska

The basics:
The Black Shumen is a century old chicken from Shumen, Bulgaria. Around the 1950’s, the breed was crossed with black Minorcas and Rhode Island Reds. This was done to improve the breeds egg productivity.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 3.3 - 5.5 lbs
Personality: Active, flighty and enjoys foraging.
Broody: Yes, excellent mother
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Medium Large