The Collonca is an ancient, rumpless breed of chicken, and is one of the original breeds raised by the Mapuche Indians, indigenous natives of south-central Chile. Today, the Collonca is very uncommon, and is most well known for being used to create the Araucana chicken.
Colloncas are an old landrace breed, which thrived from the practice of the survival of the fittest. Though Colloncas have similar traits, there is not a set standard (particularly when it comes to coloration), and each bird is individualized.
Varieties (Pea Comb): Any color
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamenal, Preservation
Personality: Collonca chickens are very tame and sweet. Roosters are not aggressive, with people or each other. In fact, it is encouraged to have multiple roosters in a flock, as they work together to keep their families safe. Collonca chickens tend to form bonds with their flock mates, and roosters and hens pair off.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Green, Blue, Ash Gray, Lilac
Egg size: Medium - Large
What else you should know:
Like many rumpless fowl, fertility can be compromised. Keeping extra roosters in the flock will help hatch rates.