Euskal Oiloa Chicken

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Other common names: Basque Hen; Euskal Oiloa Basque Hen; Marraduna Euskal Oiloa; Marraduna Basque

The basics:
The Basque Hen ("Euskal Oiloa" in the Basque language), is a dual purpose, local farmhouse chicken breed which was developed in the Basque Country region of Spain.

According to the Euskal Oiloa-Basque Hens In North America, "The Basque Chicken breeds come from a relatively recent selection process on typical Basque farmyard chickens. In the 1970's these dwindling populations of local chickens were located, studied and preserved. Birds were selected that exhibited different colors to get different varieties. The study and selection continued into the eighties. A plan was made for selection and improvement of the breed in the Agricultural Research Unit under the Department of Agriculture of the Basque Government. In the early nineties the breeding program ended with the introduction of four main varieties and a fifth naked neck version of the Gorria. In May 2000, an Euskal Oiloa breed standard was drafted."

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Beltza (Black), Gorria (Red), Zilarra (Silver), Marraduna (Brown Stripped), Leposoila
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 6. 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Calm, sweet and social.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large


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