The Haustec is a rare, and ancient chicken breed from southern Mexico and Ecuador.
Varieties (Any Comb Type): Any color type. Some birds are crested, and some also display the hookless (Silkie) feather type.
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Pets, Ornamental, Preservation
Personality: Very well mannered with people and other flock members. The Haustec tends to make a great pet.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg colors: Brown, Blue, Cream, White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
The Haustec is a cooperative breeder, with roosters living peacefully and each picking a favorite hen. The entire flock is attentive to the chicks.
The Haustec chicken has black bones.
free range, greenish blue eggs, good mothers, reliable layer, Homesteading way
black skinned, medium egg, niche markets
I currently have a pair of Huastec. They are beautiful, lively and friendly.
Layers of a generous amount of eggs and good mothers to boot.
Although I haven't eaten any yet, they are a black skinned, boned variety favored by some niche markets.
Dahlia is a reliable layer of soft greenish blue eggs. That is when she isn't setting. He hides her eggs but usually announces where they are. She is lovable and friendly. Although she is small in size, she lays a medium egg. I feel that she would not do well in confinement. She is in lockup at night but has free range of woods and meadows during the day.
Sampson is a brave, Proud Roo. He is half the size of his 'brother' Kermit (Brahma) but is without a doubt, King of the Roost. He keeps his rank with merely a stamping of his feet and that 'look'. He is very Human social. Good thing, his spurs are about 2.5 inches long. He sacrifices eating until all his Girls have had their fill….unlike some other Roos, we won't mention any names.
Without a doubt, a great chicken for those interested in a Homesteading way of life. These chickens can take care of themselves and produce a fair number of eggs and offspring. All while being friendly and entertaining..
From Grammy Nov 9 2014 5:00PM