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Westphalian Chicken

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Other common names: Westfalische Totleger; Westphalian Totleger; Westphalian Deathlayer

The basics:
The Westphalian Chicken (Westfälischer Totleger) is believed to have been created in Ravensburger, Germany in the 16th century from the Sprenkelhühner chicken. In the mid-1800's the breed’s popularity began its decline, and it nearly became extinct in World War II. Today, the Westfalischer Totleger is very uncommon. The nickname “Westphalian Deathlayer” means that the hens keep laying until their death.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Rosecomb): Gold Penciled, Silver Penciled
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental, Preservation
Weight: 3.75 - 5 lbs
Personality: Shy and afraid of sudden noise and movement
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

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