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Dutch Owlbeard Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Dutch Owl Beard Chicken; Owlbeard Chicken; Nederlandse Uilebaarden

The basics:
The Dutch Owlbeard Chicken is an old breed which was developed in the Netherlands. It is depicted in 17th century "Dutch Master" paintings, and may be a predecessor to the Poland chicken. 

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Horn Comb): Black, Blue, Chamois Spangled, Cuckoo, Gold Spangled, Gold with Black Markings, Gold Yellow Moorhead, Silver Spangled, Silver Pearl Gray Spangled, White, White Moorhead, White with Black Markings
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental
Bantam: 0.7 - 0.8 kg
Largefowl: 1.8 - 2.5 kg
Personality: These active and sweet little chickens make great family pets. Although males may need their own space during breeding season as they can get aggressive and bold during this time. They often win crowing competitions with their strong and loud voices.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Any
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

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