Scots Grey Chicken

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Other common names: Shepherd's Plaid; Chick Marley

The basics:
Scots Grey Chickens originated in Scotland and have been known in their country since the 16th century. They were developed as barnyard fowl for small farms and crofts. The Scots Grey is known for its hardiness and its ability to thrive in any climate conditions. It also occurs in a bantam form. Though they have been popular among poultry fanciers for exhibition, and now have their own breed club, they are classed as an endangered breed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Cuckoo
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Bantam: 20 - 24 oz
Largefowl: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Calm and friendly
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
Cuckoo fowl can be sexed as soon as they hatch. Males will have a larger white spot on their heads and yellow legs. As they age, Males will have noticeably wider white stripes then the females, which will be darker in color.


excellent brooders, free range life, independent farmyard hens


gamefowl heritage, rare breed

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Scots Grey Chicken

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