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Ramelsloher Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Ramelsloher Hoen

The basics:
The Ramelsloher Chicken is a rare breed which was developed in northern Germany in the 18th century. The breed would have likely remained ignored, if visiting Hamburg shipowners known as the Wichmann family had not taken the fowl and begun to selectively breed them. In 1874, the Wichmann family began to exhibit and standardize the Ramelsloher.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Buff, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5.5 - 6.5
Personality: Alert and anxious. If frequently handled in their youth, the Ramelsloher can become rather friendly.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium - Large

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