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Breda Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Kraaikoppen; Grouse Breda; Kraaikop

The basics:
The Breda Chicken is an old breed from the Netherlands. It is depicted in 17th century Dutch Master paintings. The Kraaikoppen was named after the typical shape of the head, the head of which somewhat resembles a crow (Kraaikop). The bantam form was first exhibited in 1935 in the Netherlands.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Combless): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Mottled, Splash, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental
Bantam: 1.75 - 2 lbs
Largefowl: 4.5 - 6.5 lbs
Personality: Breda hens are docile, silly and easy to care for. Some roosters are aggressive.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know: 
If permitted to play in the snow, birds may collect ice balls on their feathered feet. These ice balls should be checked for daily, and removed to prevent frostbite

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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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