Other common names: Brakel; Brakelhoen; Kempische Brakel; Brakel Courtes Pattes, Courtes Pattes
The Braekel or Brakel is a Belgian chicken breed, which is similar to the Campine. The Braekel is one of the oldest European chicken breeds, first being mentioned in 1416 as a successful poultry breed in the Brakel region of Belgium.
There is a short legged version of the Braekel, that is called the "Brakel Courtes Patties."
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue, Black Headed, Chamois Penciled, Gold Penciled, Silver Penciled, White
Bantam: 28 - 52 oz
Largefowl: 6 - 7 lb
Personality: The Braekel is a very active bird, that is usually wary of humans.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium
Braekel chicken breed (in Dutch: Zilverbrakels)
I love this breed because of the beauty of the animals and the long history of this classic Belgian/Dutch chicken. Every day the hens provide us with delicious chalk-white eggs.
The breed doesn't hatch, therefore i keep a few other chicken to do the hard work;-).
From DutchGoose May 15 2014 3:12PM