Other common names: Westfalische Totleger; Westphalian Totleger; Westphalian Deathlayer
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.
Varieties (Rosecomb): Gold Penciled, Silver Penciled
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental, Preservation
Weight: 3.75 - 5 lbs
Personality: Shy and afraid of sudden noise and movement
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 288 days ago