Other common names: Poule de Zottegem
The Zottegem Chicken was developed in the Zottegem region of Belgium in the late 1800's. The breed was very popular during the twentieth century. Today, the Zottegem is very rare, though a number of breeders in Flanders are working on its preservation.
Varieties (Single Comb): Gold Penciled, Lemon Penciled, Silver Penciled
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Proud and self sufficient
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large
What else you should know:
The Zottegem chicken is similar to the Brakel, when it comes to type and size. However, the plumage pattern is quite different as 2/3 of the neck is solid black. The barring also has thicker black bands then the Brakel.
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 101 days ago