Friesian Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

The basics:
The Friesian Chicken is an old breed which originated in the Dutch Friesian Islands in the North Sea. Excavation shows that breed has existed on these Islands for at least a thousand years, before it was brought to Great Britain in the 1980’s.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single and Rose Comb): Black, Blue Pencilled, Red Mottled, Yellow Pencilled, White
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental
Bantam: 15.75 - 19 oz
Largefowl: 4.5 - 5.5 lbs
Personality: Very active and generally uninterested in humans.
Broody: Rarely
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very good 4/week
Egg color: White size
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
Single combed Friesian chickens are more prone to frostbite. If you live in a cold climate, rosecombs are more suitable.

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