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Svrljig Black Chicken

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Other common names: Servian Black Chicken; Svrljiska kokos

The basics:
The Svrljig Black Chicken was developed in the early twentieth century, near the town of Svrlig in Serbia. It has traditionally been used as dual purpose chicken. Today, the Black Serbian is an endangered breed, with the population being less then 1,000.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 3 - 4 lbs
Personality: Active and nervous, but will approach for treats
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large

What else you should know:
The Svrljig Black is excellent at flying. If you intend to house them in a large penned in area, you may want to enclose it.

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