Other common names: Hen Bourbourg
The Bourbourg chicken was developed in the 1860‘s, in the town of Bourbourg. It is thought to have been developed by crossing together Brahmas and Sussex, to a local white hen. At one point the breed was extremely popular in the area, with 1,500 - 2,000 birds being placed on the market weekly. The breed became extinct sometime after 1960’s, and reappeared in the 1980’s.
Today, the Bourbourg chicken is one of the most popular breeds in Northern France.
Varieties (Single Comb): Light Columbian
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5 - 10 lbs
Personality: Easy to handle and productive, this breed is ideal for poultry keepers and small farmers.
Broody: Yes, excellent mother
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Cream
Egg size: Extra Large