Other common names: Rheinländerhuhn; Rijlander, Rheinlander,
The Rhinelander is a German breed that was created by Dr. Hans Rudolf von Langen in the 1980’s. To create the breed he took Italian chickens and crossed them to local birds from Eifel, Germany. The Rhinelander won the first German egg-laying competition in 1908.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Golden Necked, Partridge, Silver Partridge, Silver Necked, White
Weight: 5.5 - 6.5 lbs
Personality: Active, but will tame with handling.
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large