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Kentucky Speck Chicken

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The basics:
The Kentucky Speck’s is a true bantam from the United States. It has a mysterious past, but is believed to have been created in an isolated community in eastern Kentucky. The breed was developed to incubate gamefowl eggs.

The Kentucky Speck is unrecognized by the American Poultry Association, and is extremely rare. There are several dedicated breeders working to preserve the breed.

Types: Bantam
Varieties (Single Comb): White with patches of black and red
Uses: Brooding, Pets
Personality: Easily tamed, curious and energetic
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good when not broody (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Small

What else you should know:
pecial precautions may be taken to keep your bantams safe. Hawks (and other birds of prey) are fond of bantam chickens, so an enclosed pen should be considered.

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