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Sulmtaler Chicken

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The basics:
The Sulmtaler Chicken was developed in Austria in the late nineteenth century as a table fowl.

According to the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, "For several centuries, before modern hybrids were introduced from other countries, Sulmtaler chickens enjoyed a first-class, almost legendary reputation among Central European breeds. The capon was particularly well-regarded due to its magnificent appearance, considerable weight and the quality of its meat. The first written reference to the bird dates back to the 14th century. At the end of the 19th century the Sulmtaler chicken was considered a delicacy in the Austrian and French courts."

"From 1915 on, the Sulmtaler breed spread rapidly and gained many awards at poultry exhibitions in Graz, Vienna, Budapest and Berlin. Then in the hard years between the two World Wars, it was almost completely abandoned and an important part of Austrian gastronomic identity was lost. The Sulmtaler chicken managed to survive its most critical period only thanks to a few amateur breeders and poultry associations."

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Blue Wheaten, Gold Wheaten, Silver Wheaten, Wheaten, White
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5.5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Freindly and easy to care for
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Large