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Dresdner Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Dresden, Dresda, Dresde

The basics:
The Dresdner Chicken was developed in Dresden Germany, around 1950. They were created, by crossing together Rhode Island Reds, New Hamshires and Wyandottes. The breed is uncommon outside of Germany.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Black, Cuckoo, Gold Brown, Partridge, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: Largefowl: 4.5 - 6.5 lbs
Personality: Social and easy to handle.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Large

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