The Quechua is an ancient breed raised by the Quechua Indians of South America. The breed was a treasured animal, due to it’s healthy nature. The Quechua was distributed throughout South America during 18th, and 19th century trading.
Over the years, the traditional Quechua chicken was cross bred with many breeds including the Amarela, Scots Grey, Gaulois, German Langshan, Colloncas, and Faverolles, to create a better utility animal. There are different strains of Quechua based on the birds location, history, and crossbreeding. Today, the Quechua is very rare.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Pea Comb): Any color
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: Medium sized
Personality: Sweet and easily handled
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
Roosters are said to have a musical crow, and are quieter than most breeds. Birds are good foragers, that are noted to not impact their environment with chicken dug potholes.