Castilian Chicken

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Other common names: Castellana Negra

The basics:
The Castilian chicken is one of the oldest Spanish chicken breeds. It is thought to have arrived from the Arabs, during Muslim control. There is little historical documentation of the breed, but it was used by many small farmers in the late nineteenth century. The breeds standard was presented by Mr. Villamil, in 1926.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 4 - 6 lbs
Personality: Lively and energetic, general avoids people.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

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