Braekel Chicken

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Other common names: Brakel; Brakelhoen; Kempische Brakel; Brakel Courtes Pattes, Courtes Pattes

The basics:
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
Uses: Eggs
Bantam: 28 - 52 oz
Largefowl: 6 - 7 lb
Personality: The Braekel is a very active bird, that is usually wary of humans.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium

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