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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
Weight: 
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

from breeders/sellers

(Breeders and sellers have to jump through hoops to get RightPet listings, literally, we make them do circus tricks. Unfortunately no one has met our high acrobatic standards for this animal yet, but hopefully they will soon!)

from shelters/rescues

(We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!)

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