Sumava Chicken

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The basics:
The original Šumava chickens where a Landrace from the hills of the Bohemian Forest. Sadly, the original fowl became extinct, and thus the breed had to be recreated. To do this local fowl that where similar in appearance to the original Šumava, where crossed to Plymouth Rocks, New Hampshires, Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Czech chickens, and other dual-purpose medium-sized breeds.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Chestnut with a Black Tail
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Bantam: 23 - 49 oz
Largefowl: 5.25 - 7.7 lbs
Personality: Shy and nervous
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

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